Lucas Auer has taken an unexpected pole position for the Sunday DTM race at Assen
The Austrian set a time of 01:32:414 in his Team Winward Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo to take pole at the very last moment.
Auer took his first pole in nearly three years, only just outqualifying Saturday winner Marco Wittmann
Wittmann, who rose to third in the standings after his performance in race one, missed out on pole position by 0.073s in his Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.
Points leader Liam Lawson completed the top three while team-mate Alex Albon rounded out the top four.
Van der Linde avoids disaster
Kelvin van der Linde very nearly suffered a crushing blow to his championship campaign due to an ill-timed red flag.
The South African driver had not set an early lap time during Sunday’s session. When he did go out in the second half of the session, his flying lap was interrupted by a red flag.
The red flag was caused by Abt Sportsline team-mate Sophia Floersch spinning into the gravel, leaving Van der Linde in danger of starting at the very back of the grid.
The session was eventually restarted with time for one flying lap, during which Van der Linde managed to set a 01:32:547, 0.133s off pole position and good enough for fifth place.
Mirko Bortolotti qualified sixth, with Maximilian Götz seventh and Arjun Maini eighth. The top ten was rounded out by Daniel Juncadella and Vincent Abril.