Warm-up: Schneider tops the times

Reigning DTM champion Bernd Schneider showed once again that he is not going to give up his title without a fight by topping the warm-up times ahead of this afternoon's DTM races at the Nurburgring

Warm-up: Schneider tops the times

Schneider lapped his Mercedes CLK in 1m25.432s, a tenth clear of current championship leader Laurent Aiello's Abt Audi TT-R. Marcel Fassler was third quickest in his AMG Merc, but Opel looks set to make it a three-way fight with Timo Scheider (Holzer) and Alain Menu (Euroteam) both in the top five in their Astra V8 Coupes.

Pole sitter Uwe Alzen (AMG Mercedes) was only 10th quickest, while qualifying disastrous duo Matthias Ekstrom, who starts last in his Abt Audi, and Jean Alesi, who will line up 18th, were seventh and eighth fastest respectively this morning (Sunday).

Racing begins with the qualification event at 13.55 local time (12.55 BST).


Bernd Schneider (D) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m25.432s
Laurent Aiello (F) Abt-Audi TT-R, 1m25.553s
Marcel Fässler (CH) AMG Mercedes-Bend CLK, 1m25.814s
Timo Scheider (D) Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 1m25.876s
Alain Menu (CH) Euroteam Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 1m25.885s
Martin Tomczyk (D) Abt-Audi TT-R, 1m25.920s
Mattias Ekström (S) Abt-Audi TT-R, 1m26.028s
Jean Alesi (F) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.152s
Karl Wendlinger (A) Abt-Audi TT-R, 1m26.153s
Uwe Alzen (D) AMG Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.180s
Christian Abt (D) Abt-Audi TT-R, 1m26.260s
Bernd Maylander (D) Manthey Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.281s
Thomas Jäger (D) Persson Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.317s
Manuel Reuter (D) Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupe, 1m26.335s
Christijan Albers (NL) Rosberg Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.335s
Stefan Mücke (D) Rosberg Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.489s
Joachim Winkelhock (D) Phoenix Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 1m26.653s
Peter Dumbreck (GB) Persson Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m26.661s
Michael Bartels (D) Holzer Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 1m26.866s
Yves Olivier (B) Eutoteam Opel Astra V8 Coupé, 1m27.388s
Patrick Huisman (NL) Manthey Mercedes-Benz CLK, 1m27.394s

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