Rene Rast takes pole as Audi dominates Sunday qualifying

René Rast made it two out of two in qualifying at Misano, taking the top spot on Sunday as well as Saturday, with a best time of 1:25.384.

Rast pipped follow Audi driver Robin Frijns by just 0.07s to claim an all-Audi front-row, in fact the German marque dominated the session, claiming the top five positions with Jonathan Aberdein third ahead of Nico Mueller and Pietro Fittipaldi.

"I’m very happy with my second pole in a row," said Rast. "It wasn’t a smooth qualifying: I used two sets of tyres and actually made a mistake on my pole lap, but I scored three points for the championship and there are many Audis up front."

The best non-Audi was that of Saturday race winner Marco Wittmann in sixth, who admitted Rast's pole time was out of reach.

"I can be happy with being the best-placed BMW driver," he said. "Not having been able to take part in qualifying yesterday turned out to be a slight disadvantage, I wasn’t at the top of my game today to extract the maximum performance in qualifying. Another tenth of a second could have been possible, but certainly wasn’t enough for pole."

Loïc Duval, Joel Eriksson, Philipp Eng and Timo Glock completed the top ten.

Wildcard Andrea Dovizioso brought out the red flags when he made a tiny mistake which led to him brushing the barriers. He starts 14th.

Aston Martin struggled, filling the final four spots on the grid with Jake Dennis the highest-placed in 15th.

Misano 2 - Qualifying Result

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Flag   Rene Rast Audi Team Rosberg 1:25.384
2 Flag   Robin Frijns Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:25.454 0.070
3 Flag   Jonathan Aberdein Audi WRT Racing 1:25.584 0.200
4 Flag   Nico Muller Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:25.632 0.248
5 Flag   Pietro Fittipaldi Audi WRT Racing 1:25.659 0.275
6 Flag   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:25.764 0.380
7 Flag   Loic Duval Audi Team Phoenix 1:25.767 0.383
8 Flag   Joel Eriksson BMW Team RBM 1:25.803 0.419
9 Flag   Philipp Eng BMW Team RBM 1:25.805 0.421
10 Flag   Timo Glock BMW Team RMG 1:25.814 0.430
11 Flag   Sheldon Van Der Linde BMW Team RBM 1:25.981 0.597
12 Flag   Mike Rockenfeller Audi Team Phoenix 1:26.005 0.621
13 Flag   Bruno Spengler BMW Team RBM 1:26.458 1.074
14 Flag   Andrea Dovizioso Audi WRT Racing 1:26.703 1.319
15 Flag   Jake Dennis Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:26.831 1.447
16 Flag   Daniel Juncadella Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:27.009 1.625
17 Flag   Paul di Resta Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:27.198 1.814
18 Flag   Ferdinand von Habsburg Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:27.325 1.941