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08/19/12
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Bruno Spengler claims pole position at Nurburgring
Bruno Spengler
For the second time this season, Bruno Spengler (BMW) will be starting from pole position into a DTM race. In qualifying at the Nürburgring, the Franco-Canadian claimed the best starting grid position for the sixth DTM season round. In the fourth qualifying heat, he was considerably faster than his three remaining opponents with his time of 1:24.284 minutes. Edoardo Mortara will be lining up alongside him on the front row of the grid. With his Audi A5 DTM, the Italian came within 0.221 seconds of Spengler’s time. On Sunday, Filipe Albuquerque and Mike Rockenfeller (both Audi) will be starting from the second row. Jamie Green was the best-placed Mercedes-Benz driver, he ended up seventh. Canadian Robert Wickens (9th) made it into the Top 10 in his Mucke run Mercedes and American BMW driver Joey Hand qualified in 14th spot.

Results

Pos

Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Bruno Spengler (CDN) Schnitzer BMW 1m24.284s +0.000s
2. Edoardo Mortara (I) Rosberg Audi 1m24.505s +0.221s
3. Filipe Albuquerque (P) Rosberg Audi 1m24.555s +0.271s
4. Mike Rockenfeller (D) Phoenix Audi 1m24.727s +0.443s
5. Martin Tomczyk (D) RMG BMW 1m24.241s Q3
6. Augusto Farfus (BR) RBM BMW 1m24.288s Q3
7. Jamie Green (GB) HWA Mercedes 1m24.312s Q3
8. Dirk Werner (D) Schnitzer BMW 1m24.422s Q3
9. Robert Wickens (CDN) Mucke Mercedes 1m24.423s Q3
10. Timo Scheider (D) Abt Audi 1m24.748s Q3
11. Gary Paffett(GB) HWA Mercedes 1m24.486s Q2
12. Mattias Ekstrom (S) Abt Audi 1m24.507s Q2
13. Miguel Molina (E) Phoenix Audi 1m24.539s Q2
14. Joey Hand (USA) RMG BMW 1m24.664s Q2
15. Ralf Schumacher (D) HWA Mercedes 1m24.705s Q2
16. Adrien Tambay (F) Abt Audi 1m24.747s Q2
17. Rahel Frey (CH) Abt Audi 1m24.890s Q1
18. Christian Vietoris (D) HWA Mercedes 1m24.944s Q1
19. Andy Priaulx (GB) RBM BMW 1m24.974s Q1
20. Roberto Merhi (E) Persson Mercedes 1m25.114s Q1
21. Susie Wolff (GB) Persson Mercedes 1m25.275s Q1
22. David Coulthard (GB) Mucke Mercedes 1m25.297s Q1

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