Zandvoort DTM: Augusto Farfus claims pole in BMW 1-2-3

Augusto Farfus took his first DTM pole since 2015 in Sunday's second qualifying session at Zandvoort, as BMW drivers once again locked out the top three positions

Zandvoort DTM: Augusto Farfus claims pole in BMW 1-2-3

Timo Glock's Saturday pole benchmark of 1m27.823s was beaten almost immediately, with Jamie Green briefly holding provisional pole on a 1m27.673s before being beaten by Farfus on a 1m27.475s.

At the halfway point, Farfus led an all BMW-top three ahead of Marco Wittmann and Maxime Martin, with Audi man Green the best of the rest in fourth.

With none of the top six improving their times on their second runs, it meant Farfus took his first DTM pole since Oschersleben in 2015, 0.141 seconds up on Wittmann and 0.167s ahead of Martin.

Behind fourth-placed Green, Glock set the fifth-fastest time before getting baulked by Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara at Scheivlak, prompting Glock to label Mortara a "fucking idiot" over team radio.

The incident is under investigation by the stewards.

Points leader Rene Rast joins Glock on the third row, followed by the Audi of Mike Rockenfeller and the lead Mercedes of Gary Paffett in seventh and eighth.

Title contenders Mattias Ekstrom and Lucas Auer both had low-key sessions, ending up outside the top 10 in 12th and 13th respectively, both more than six tenths off the pace.

Paul di Resta failed to set a lap at all after experiencing technical problems, and will line up 18th and last, sharing the back row with Mercedes stablemate Mortara.

UPDATE: Paffett was sent to the back of the grid for using a tyre that had been allocated for use in practice but not qualifying, which means Maro Engel will now be the top Mercedes on the grid in ninth.

Mortara was also handed a five-place grid penalty, which he will serve at the next round at the Nurburgring.

Qualifying result

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Augusto Farfus RMG BMW 1m27.475s -
2 Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 1m27.616s 0.141s
3 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 1m27.642s 0.167s
4 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 1m27.673s 0.198s
5 Rene Rast Rosberg Audi 1m27.832s 0.357s
6 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m27.892s 0.417s
7 Bruno Spengler RBM BMW 1m27.991s 0.516s
8 Maro Engel HWA Mercedes 1m28.004s 0.529s
9 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 1m28.037s 0.562s
10 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m28.089s 0.614s
11 Lucas Auer HWA Mercedes 1m28.260s 0.785s
12 Tom Blomqvist RMR BMW 1m28.292s 0.817s
13 Loic Duval Phoenix Audi 1m28.302s 0.827s
14 Nico Muller Abt Audi 1m28.439s 0.964s
15 Edoardo Mortara HWA Mercedes 1m28.775s 1.300s
- Timo Glock RMR BMW - -
- Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes - -


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