Paffett strong at his home round: pole for the points’ leader
Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) will be starting from pole position for his home round at Brands Hatch on Sunday. In the shoot-out qualifying, the Briton set the fastest lap time of 41.266 seconds and secured the first starting grid position for the third round of the 2012 DTM season. For Paffett, it is the ninth pole position of his DTM career. His fellow Mercedes-Benz driver Christian Vietoris will be lining up next to him on the front row. The German came within 0.144 seconds of Paffett’s fastest time. Bruno Spengler (BMW) and Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) will be on the second row in third and fourth position respectively.
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