For the first time this season, an AMG Mercedes C-Class is on pole position. In qualifying for the seventh DTM season round at Brands Hatch, Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-Benz) claimed the best grid position. In the fourth and final qualifying heat, he climbed up into first place with a lap time of 41.750 seconds. DTM champion Timo Scheider (Audi) will be starting from second place alongside Di Resta. Tom Kristensen (Audi) and Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) will be starting the race from the second row. The fastest driver with a year-old car in qualifying was Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz). For his home race, the Briton will be starting from eighth place.