Schneider fastest in wet practice

Bernd Schneider set the pace in the opening two free practice sessions at Hockenheim on Saturday morning. The Mercedes driver, who won the last DTM championship in 1995, set his quickest time on slick tyres before the rain got much heavier. The wet conditions are expected to continue through into the afternoon's qualifying session

Schneider fastest in wet practice

Indications from the first practice are that the Mercedes-Benz CLK and Opel's Astra V8 Coupe will be evenly matched despite the limited running both manufacturers have had in the run-up to the first race.


Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, Hockenheim, Free Practice, Saturday

1, Bernd Schneider (Mercedes), 1m02.130s
2, Marcel Fässler (Mercedes), 1m 02.300s
3, Manuel Reuter (Opel) , 1m 02.613s
4, Uwe Alzen (Opel), 1m 02.901s
5, Thomas Jäger (Mercedes), 1m 02.920s
6, Joachim Winkelhock (Opel), 1m 03.102s
7, Michael Bartels (Opel), 1m 03.111s
8, Timo Schneider (Opel), 1m 03.399s
9, Peter Dumbreck (Mercedes), 1m 03.473s
10, Cristian Menzel (Opel), 1m 03.881s
11, Christian Abt (Audi), 1m 05.085s
12, Stefano Modena (Opel), 1m 05.240s
13, Marcel Tiemann (Mercedes), 1m 05.275s
14, Laurent Aiello (Audi), 1m 05.572s
15, Darren Turner (Mercedes), 1m 07.769s
16, Pedro Lamy (Mercedes), 1m 10.152s
17, Klaus Ludwig (Mercedes), 1m 13.369s
18, Eric Helary (Opel), 1m 13.658s
19, Kris Nissen (Audi), 1m 15.903s

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