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09/03/11
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Rockenfeller claims pole position at Brands Hatch  Great joy for Mike Rockenfeller (Audi): in qualifying for the seventh DTM season round, the German claims his maiden pole position in the most popular international touring car series. With a lap time of 42.090 seconds in the fourth qualifying heat, the Audi driver was 0.198 seconds faster than Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz). The Brit will be starting from second place on the front row alongside Rockenfeller into his home race. For the race on Sunday, Martin Tomczyk (Audi) and Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz) will be starting from the second row of the grid. Points’ leader Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) ended up sixth in qualifying behind Mattias Ekström (Audi). However, the Franco-Canadian will be docked two places on the starting grid after having used an unmarked tire in free practice.

Results

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Mike Rockenfeller Abt Audi 42.090s
2. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 42.288s + 0.198s
3. Martin Tomczyk Phoenix Audi 42.297s + 0.207s
4. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes 42.345s + 0.255s
5. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 42.039s (Q3)
6. Bruno Spengler HWA Mercedes 42.068s (Q3)
7. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes 42.080s (Q3)
8. Miguel Molina Abt Audi 42.121s (Q3)
9. Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi 42.070s (Q2)
10. Maro Engel Mucke Mercedes 42.090s (Q2)
11. Christian Vietoris Persson Mercedes 42.093s (Q2)
12. Timo Scheider Abt Audi 42.103s (Q2)
13. Renger van der Zande Persson Mercedes 42.223s (Q2)
14. Oliver Jarvis Abt Audi 42.263s (Q2)
15. Rahel Frey Phoenix Audi 42.275s (Q2)
16. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes 42.320s (Q2)
17. Susie Stoddart Persson Mercedes 42.554s (Q2)
18. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi 42.510s (Q1)
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