Van der Linde takes maiden DTM pole at Zolder

Sheldon van der Linde has grabbed pole position for the second DTM race of the weekend at Zolder. The South African set a time of 01:21:590 to take the top grid spot ahead of Audi's Rene Rast and saturday race winner Philipp Eng.

The session was briefly red flagged towards the end when Paul di Resta brought his Aston Martin Vantage DTM to a halt on track, causing a brief interruption to proceeding. Van der Linde, who by that point had already posted his best lap time, went out again afterwards, but wasn't able to improve.

Robin Frijns took fourth place in his Audi RS5 DTM ahead of Timo Glock, Mike Rockenfeller and saturday pole sitter Marco Wittmann. The top ten was rounded out by Jonathan Aberdein, Jamie Green and Joel Eriksson. 

Jake Dennis set the fastest time for Aston Martin. His 01:22:563 was good for thirteenth place, with team-mates Daniel Juncadella and Ferdinand van Habsburg in sixteenth and seventeenth place respectively.

The second and final race of the Zolder DTM weekend kicks off at 13:15pm local time.

Zolder 2 - Qualifying Result

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Flag   Sheldon Van Der Linde BMW Team RBM 1:21.590
2 Flag   Rene Rast Audi Team Rosberg 1:21.596 0.006
3 Flag   Philipp Eng BMW Team RBM 1:21.714 0.124
4 Flag   Robin Frijns Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:21.733 0.143
5 Flag   Timo Glock BMW Team RMG 1:21.803 0.213
6 Flag   Mike Rockenfeller Audi Team Phoenix 1:22.133 0.543
7 Flag   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:22.142 0.552
8 Flag   Jonathan Aberdein Audi WRT Racing 1:22.246 0.656
9 Flag   Jamie Green Audi Team Rosberg 1:22.255 0.665
10 Flag   Joel Eriksson BMW Team RBM 1:22.291 0.701
11 Flag   Loic Duval Audi Team Phoenix 1:22.426 0.836
12 Flag   Nico Muller Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:22.433 0.843
13 Flag   Jake Dennis Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:22.563 0.973
14 Flag   Pietro Fittipaldi Audi WRT Racing 1:22.582 0.992
15 Flag   Bruno Spengler BMW Team RBM 1:22.613 1.023
16 Flag   Daniel Juncadella Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:23.103 1.513
17 Flag   Ferdinand von Habsburg Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:23.703 2.113
18 Flag   Paul di Resta Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:24.088 2.498