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06/02/12
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Italian Edo Mortara secures first career DTM pole at RedBullRing  
Mortara puts Audi on pole
Team Rosberg Audi's Edo Mortara took his first pole position in the DTM at the Red Bull Ring ahead of HWA Mercedes driver and championship leader Gary Paffett (GB), with former champions Mattias Ekström (S) and Martin Tomczyk (D) on row two. Mortara's time of 1:26.171 was fast enough to secure pole position in the Q4 section of qualifying, though the fastest time throughout the session came from Paffett in Q2.

Martin Tomczyk was the top placed BMW driver in fourth for BMW Team RMG, with American team-mate Joey Hand starting in fifth place and Canada's Bruno Spengler's Schnitzer BMW in fifth.

For the first time in his DTM career, Edo Mortara (Audi) will be starting from pole position. In qualifying for the fourth round of the 2012 DTM season at the Red Bull Ring (Austria), the Italian claimed first place with a lap time of 1:26.171 minutes). Gary Paffett (Mercedes-Benz) will be lining up alongside him on the front row on Sunday. In the shoot-out qualifying, the Brit came within 0.121 seconds of Mortara’s fastest time. On Sunday, Mattias Ekström (Audi) and Martin Tomczyk (BMW) will be starting from the second row.

Results

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Behind
1. Edo Mortara Rosberg Audi 1m26.171s +0.000s
2. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 1m26.292s +0.121s
3. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 1m26.319s +0.148s
4. Martin Tomczyk RMG BMW 1m26.408s +0.237s
5. Joey Hand RMG BMW 1m25.927s Q3
6. Bruno Spengler Schnitzer BMW 1m25.963s Q3
7. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes 1m26.022s Q3
8. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi 1m26.294s Q3
9. Dirk Werner Schnitzer BMW 1m26.309s Q3
10. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes 1m26.340s Q3
11. Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 1m26.068s Q2
12. Miguel Molina Phoenix Audi 1m26.251s Q2
13. Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 1m26.274s Q2
14. Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 1m26.320s Q2
15. Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 1m26.449s Q2
16. Timo Scheider Abt Audi 1m26.519s Q2
17. Roberto Merhi Persson Mercedes 1m26.605s Q1
18. Andy Priaulx RBM BMW 1m26.620s Q1
19. Robert Wickens Mucke Mercedes 1m26.725s Q1
20. Susie Wolff Persson Mercedes 1m26.914s Q1
21. Rahel Frey Abt Audi 1m27.057s Q1
22. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes 1m27.117s Q1
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