Oschersleben DTM: BMW's Augusto Farfus beats Tom Blomqvist to pole

Augusto Farfus claimed pole position for Sunday's DTM race at Oschersleben, as BMW continued its strong weekend with five of the top seven drivers in qualifying

Oschersleben DTM: BMW's Augusto Farfus beats Tom Blomqvist to pole

After Timo Glock won the Saturday race from pole position, Farfus topped another session for the Munich marque.

The Brazilian set his time of 1m20.632s in the final minute, during a frenetic finish to the session, to take his second pole position of the season.

He'll be joined on the front row by his RBM team-mate, rookie Tom Blomqvist, who followed a career-best of third on the grid yesterday with his maiden front row start, just 0.019 seconds behind Farfus.

Championship leader Pascal Wehrlein broke BMW's monopoly at the front, slotting into third place late in his Mercedes.

Antonio Felix da Costa, Paul di Resta and Marco Wittmann will occupy fourth through to sixth, in a top-end covered by a mere 0.078s.

Glock ran wide at Turn 1 early and abandoned his first run, and finished the session seventh.

Christian Vietoris was eighth for Mercedes, ahead of Audi's lead driver, Miguel Molina in ninth, while Bruno Spengler - who is chasing a fourth-consecutive podium in Sunday's hour-long race - completed the top 10.

Mike Rockenfeller was the next-best Audi in 13th, but he will drop three places to 16th as a penalty for his involvement in Saturday's first-corner pile-up.

That will elevate Jamie Green to 13th, while Mattias Ekstrom had another tough session and will start 18th, having run through the gravel at Turn 6 during the session.

Mercedes rookie Lucas Auer was 17th, one spot ahead of Ekstrom, despite spinning and tagging the wall on the back straight in the closing moments.

QUALIFYING RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m20.632s -
2 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m20.651s 0.019s
3 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m20.659s 0.027s
4 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m20.670s 0.038s
5 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m20.687s 0.055s
6 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m20.710s 0.078s
7 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m20.743s 0.111s
8 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m20.782s 0.150s
9 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m20.915s 0.283s
10 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m20.985s 0.353s
11 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m20.999s 0.367s
12 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m21.002s 0.370s
13 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m21.043s 0.411s
14 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m21.074s 0.442s
15 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m21.104s 0.472s
16 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m21.109s 0.477s
17 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m21.151s 0.519s
18 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m21.153s 0.521s
19 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m21.220s 0.588s
20 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m21.251s 0.619s
21 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m21.261s 0.629s
22 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m21.319s 0.687s
23 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m21.450s 0.818s
24 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m22.893s 2.261s


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