Test 2: Dumbreck to the fore

Peter Dumbreck wasn't sure that his Opel Astra Coupe would be suited to the switchback streets of Nuremburg that form the Norisring, but the Scot was flying in the second test session on Friday to beat a phalanx of works Mercedes and the reigning champion

Test 2: Dumbreck to the fore

Dumbreck, an ex-Mercedes driver remember, lapped in a stellar 49.453s, over a tenth clear of Christijan Albers (AMG Mercedes). The Dutchman was closely followed by colleagues Jean Alesi, Marcel Fassler and Bernd Schneider, although 2002 champ Laurent Aiello (Abt Audi) pipped the series leader for fifth fastest time.

Stefan Mucke and Thomas Jager raised some eyebrows with the seventh and eighth fastest times respectively in their 2002-spec Mercs, with Christian Abt and Mattias Ekstrom rounding out the top 10 in their Abt Audis.

There is another test tomorrow (Saturday) morning, before qualifying gets under way at 13:00 local time (12:00 BST).


Peter Dumbreck (GB) Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 49.453s
Christijan Albers (NL) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 49.578s
Jean Alesi (F) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 49.613s
Marcel Fässler (CH) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 49.635s
Laurent Aiello (F) Abt-Audi TT-R, 49.730s
Bernd Schneider (D) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 49.856s
Stefan Mucke (D) 2002 Rosberg Mercedes CLK, 49.866s
Thomas Jager (D) 2002 Persson Mercedes CLK, 49.904s
Christian Abt (D) Abt-Audi TT-R, 49.931s
Mattias Ekstrom (S) Abt-Audi TT-R, 49.933s

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