Red Bull Ring DTM: Edoardo Mortara leads practice for Audi again

Edoardo Mortara topped his second DTM session in as many days at the Red Bull Ring, leading Audi stablemate Jamie Green in final practice

Red Bull Ring DTM: Edoardo Mortara leads practice for Audi again

Mortara topped Friday's running at the Austrian Formula 1 circuit and made it a double in the second 45-minute session, with a time of 1m24.793s set in the opening third.

It was 0.066 seconds ahead of Green's effort, which was also set early, as the championship leader looks to bounce back from a lean run since his dominant victories at the Lausitzring in May.

With Audi's entries losing the bulk of the performance weight deficit they carried at the Norisring and Zandvoort, Nico Muller in fourth and sixth-placed Mike Rockenfeller made it four RS5s inside the top six.

Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein was one of the few drivers to improve inside the final 10 minutes to end the session third, 0.151s behind Mortara.

Like Audi, Mercedes featured prominently inside the top 10, with Gary Paffett fifth, Paul di Resta seventh, Robert Wickens eighth and Christian Vietoris 10th.

That left BMW as the odd manufacturer out, after it dominated at Zandvoort.

Reigning champion Marco Wittmann was its best driver in ninth, while its other pilots, led by Martin Tomczyk, occupied 17th through to 23rd.

Follow Saturday DTM qualifying from 2:00pm BST and the opening race from 5:10pm BST on AUTOSPORT Race Centre Live

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Edoardo Mortara Abt Audi 1m24.793s - 21
2 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m24.859s 0.066s 22
3 Pascal Wehrlein HWA Mercedes 1m24.944s 0.151s 22
4 Nico Muller Rosberg Audi 1m25.056s 0.263s 23
5 Gary Paffett ART Mercedes 1m25.113s 0.320s 20
6 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m25.120s 0.327s 23
7 Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 1m25.120s 0.327s 22
8 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m25.124s 0.331s 22
9 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m25.128s 0.335s 20
10 Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m25.199s 0.406s 18
11 Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m25.240s 0.447s 24
12 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m25.286s 0.493s 22
13 Daniel Juncadella Mucke Mercedes 1m25.303s 0.510s 22
14 Miguel Molina Abt Audi 1m25.306s 0.513s 18
15 Timo Scheider Phoenix Audi 1m25.348s 0.555s 14
16 Maximilian Gotz Mucke Mercedes 1m25.520s 0.727s 23
17 Martin Tomczyk Schnitzer BMW 1m25.566s 0.773s 20
18 Antonio Felix da Costa Schnitzer BMW 1m25.570s 0.777s 21
19 Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m25.571s 0.778s 16
20 Maxime Martin RMG BMW 1m25.638s 0.845s 21
21 Bruno Spengler MTEK BMW 1m25.675s 0.882s 17
22 Tom Blomqvist RBM BMW 1m25.717s 0.924s 18
23 Timo Glock MTEK BMW 1m25.857s 1.064s 18
24 Lucas Auer ART Mercedes 1m25.932s 1.139s 21

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