Norisring winner Rene Rast takes pole for Race 2
Rene Rast will start from pole for DTM's second race at the Norisring on Sunday, following up his incredible victory from yesterday where he stalled, dropped to the back and fought his way back to the front.
The Audi Team Rosberg driver posted a time of 46.146s to pip team-mate Jamie Green by the tightest of margins at just 0.007s, with the British driver completing the front-row.
Audi's Nico Muller posted an identical time to Green at 46.153, but because he set it later in the session, he starts third alongside Loic Duval in an Audi 1-2-3-4.
Fifth-placed Philipp Eng was the highest-placed non Audi as he qualified his BMW on the third row, just 0.046s shy of the pole time in what was an incredibly tight session with the top ten covered by just over four-tenths.
Mick Rockenfeller was sixth ahead of Bruno Spengler, Sheldon Van Der Linde, Marco Whittmann and Jonathan Aberdein.
The highest-placed Aston Martin was Daniel Juncadella in 13th with a time just 0.566s shy of pole.
The session saw a brief red flag after Timo Glock came to a halt at the Dutzendteichkehre, but was swiftly recovered. He starts last in 18th.
Norisring 2 - Qualifying Result
|1||Rene Rast||Audi Team Rosberg||0:46.146|
|2||Jamie Green||Audi Team Rosberg||0:46.153||0.007|
|3||Nico Muller||Audi Team Abt Sportsline||0:46.153||0.007|
|4||Loic Duval||Audi Team Phoenix||0:46.186||0.040|
|5||Philipp Eng||BMW Team RBM||0:46.192||0.046|
|6||Mike Rockenfeller||Audi Team Phoenix||0:46.257||0.111|
|7||Bruno Spengler||BMW Team RBM||0:46.373||0.227|
|8||Sheldon Van Der Linde||BMW Team RBM||0:46.490||0.344|
|9||Marco Wittmann||BMW Team RMG||0:46.514||0.368|
|10||Jonathan Aberdein||Audi WRT Racing||0:46.564||0.418|
|11||Robin Frijns||Audi Team Abt Sportsline||0:46.591||0.445|
|12||Joel Eriksson||BMW Team RBM||0:46.604||0.458|
|13||Daniel Juncadella||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||0:46.712||0.566|
|14||Paul di Resta||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||0:46.745||0.599|
|15||Ferdinand von Habsburg||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||0:46.750||0.604|
|16||Pietro Fittipaldi||Audi WRT Racing||0:46.777||0.631|
|17||Jake Dennis||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||0:46.950||0.804|
|18||Timo Glock||BMW Team RMG||0:51.883||5.737|