Rast takes pole in Audi-dominated Brands Hatch qualifying
Rene Rast has taken pole position for the Sunday DTM race at Brands Hatch in a session that saw Audi drivers take a clean sweep of the top eight grid slots.
Rast was untouchable during the session, with his pole time of 01:51:134 just under three-tenths quicker than veteran Loic Duval, who will be lining up in second place ahead of Dutchman Robin Frijns and Jamie Green.
Assen race winner Mike Rockenfeller came fifth ahead of Rast's title rival Nico Müller, while Team WRT team-mates Pietro Fittipaldi and Jonathan Aberdein had a far better day than yesterday. The pair came in seventh and eight respectively.
Philipp Eng proved to be the quickest driver in the BMW camp, but the Austrian was still a full second off Rast's pole time in ninth. The Aston Martin of Daniel Juncadella completed the top ten.
Marco Wittmann, who took both pole position and the race win yesterday, did not come close to repeating his Saturday success. The double champion's fastest time of 01:16:296 left him well over second clear in twelfth, behind Timo Glock who took the eleventh grid spot.
Sheldon van der Linde came thirteenth, ahead of Joel Eriksson, Paul di Resta and Bruno Spengler. Jake Dennis, who had an exceptional qualifying yesterday, similarly struggled and will form the last row of the grid together with Ferdinand von Habsburg, who qualified last.
Brands Hatch 2 - Qualifying Result
|1||Rene Rast||Audi Team Rosberg||1:15.134|
|2||Loic Duval||Audi Team Phoenix||1:15.432||0.298|
|3||Robin Frijns||Audi Team Abt Sportsline||1:15.834||0.700|
|4||Jamie Green||Audi Team Rosberg||1:15.919||0.785|
|5||Mike Rockenfeller||Audi Team Phoenix||1:15.959||0.825|
|6||Nico Muller||Audi Team Abt Sportsline||1:15.968||0.834|
|7||Pietro Fittipaldi||Audi WRT Racing||1:16.015||0.881|
|8||Jonathan Aberdein||Audi WRT Racing||1:16.016||0.882|
|9||Philipp Eng||BMW Team RBM||1:16.175||1.041|
|10||Daniel Juncadella||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||1:16.275||1.141|
|11||Timo Glock||BMW Team RMG||1:16.274||1.140|
|12||Marco Wittmann||BMW Team RMG||1:16.296||1.162|
|13||Sheldon Van Der Linde||BMW Team RBM||1:16.396||1.262|
|14||Joel Eriksson||BMW Team RBM||1:16.425||1.291|
|15||Paul di Resta||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||1:16.710||1.576|
|16||Bruno Spengler||BMW Team RBM||1:16.715||1.581|
|17||Jake Dennis||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||1:16.805||1.671|
|18||Ferdinand von Habsburg||Aston Martin R-Motorsport||1:16.997||1.863|