Paffett strong at his home round: pole for the points’ leader

Gary Paffett

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.

Qualifying results:


Driver Team/Car Time Gap
1. Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 41.266s +0.000s
2. Christian Vietoris HWA Mercedes 41.410s +0.144s
3. Bruno Spengler Schnitzer BMW 41.462s +0.196s
4. Mike Rockenfeller Abt Audi 41.484s +0.218s
5. Martin Tomczyk RMG BMW 41.101s Q3
6. Filipe Albuquerque Rosberg Audi 41.142s Q3
7. Adrien Tambay Abt Audi 41.156s Q3
8. Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 41.163s Q3
9. Augusto Farfus RBM BMW 41.172s Q3
10. Jamie Green HWA Mercedes 41.284s Q3
11. Edoardo Mortara Rosberg Audi 41.381s Q2
12. Miguel Molina Phoenix Audi 41.392s Q2
13. Joey Hand RMG BMW 41.399s Q2
14. Andy Priaulx RBM BMW 41.403s Q2
15. Timo Scheider Abt Audi 41.479s Q2
16. Roberto Merhi Persson Mercedes 41.524s Q2
17. Robert Wickens Mucke Mercedes 41.584s Q1
18. Ralf Schumacher HWA Mercedes 41.587s Q1
19. Dirk Werner Schnitzer BMW 41.655s Q1
20. David Coulthard Mucke Mercedes 41.657s Q1
21. Susie Wolff Persson Mercedes 41.677s Q1
22. Rahel Frey Abt Audi 41.956s Q1

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