Title contender Rene Rast qualified his car on pole position, for the season-ending DTM race at the Hockenheimring, putting himself firmly in the running for the championship.
The German set a 1:36.817, far and away the quickest time.
The three points scored for qualifying on pole mean he is 18 points behind leader Sheldon van der Linde, who qualified sixth. Rast remains third in the championship, with Lucas Auer just two points behind S. van der Linde.
Second on the grid will be Clemens Schmid, just over four tenths off Rast followed by Marius Zug. Marco Wittmann will start fourth, with Nico Muller fifth and Sheldon van der Linde sixth. Dev Gore will start seventh, with Christian Engelhart eighth, Maximillian Gotz ninth and Leon Kohler in tenth.
The other main title contender, Lucas Auer, will start 11th after winning yesterday’s race. That gives the Austrian a lot of work to do — especially with the weight penalty he will carry as a result of winning on Saturday. Sheldon van der Linde will also carry extra weight as he finished second to Auer.
The race will start 13:30 local time and 12:30 in the UK.
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