DTM

Nico Muller inherits final 2019 DTM pole after Mike Rockenfeller penalty

Audi's Nico Muller will line up in the pole slot for Sunday's final DTM race of the 2019 season, after qualifying's quickest man Mike Rockenfeller takes a grid penalty.

Rockenfeller set the fastest lap in the very wet session with a 1:50.800, but will drop to sixth after he was shown the black and white flag three times during Saturday's race at Hockenheim.

Muller, who was just 0.013 adrift on his final run inherits the top slot and starts alongside BMW's Timo Glock.

Forming the second row will be Audi's Jamie Green and BMW's Joel Eriksson, with Philip Eng fifth alongside Rockenfeller.

Wittmann qualified ahead of 2019 champion Rast in seventh and eighth, with Robin Frijns and Loic Duval completing the top ten as R-Motorsport's Jake Dennis was the best-placed Aston Martin in 11th, narrowly missing out on a top ten start.

The highest placed Super GT machine was Nick Cassidy, who starts 16th.

The torrential conditions caused some drivers a few difficulties, with Daniel Juncadella and Paul di Resta only managing 17th and 18th after they went off at the Sachskurve, but managed to get going again.

Jenson Button couldn't repeat his impressive performance from Saturday where he started sixth, only managing 19th ahead of Pietro Fittipaldi and Tsugio Matsuda.

Hockenheim 4 - Qualifying Result

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Flag   Mike Rockenfeller Audi Team Phoenix 1:50.800
2 Flag   Nico Muller Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:50.813 0.013
3 Flag   Timo Glock BMW Team RMG 1:51.260 0.460
4 Flag   Jamie Green Audi Team Rosberg 1:51.391 0.591
5 Flag   Joel Eriksson BMW Team RBM 1:51.489 0.689
6 Flag   Marco Wittmann BMW Team RMG 1:51.788 0.988
7 Flag   Philipp Eng BMW Team RBM 1:51.807 1.007
8 Flag   Rene Rast Audi Team Rosberg 1:51.873 1.073
9 Flag   Robin Frijns Audi Team Abt Sportsline 1:51.990 1.190
10 Flag   Loic Duval Audi Team Phoenix 1:51.994 1.194
11 Flag   Jake Dennis Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:52.242 1.442
12 Flag   Ferdinand von Habsburg Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:52.374 1.574
13 Flag   Jonathan Aberdein Audi WRT Racing 1:52.483 1.683
14 Flag   Bruno Spengler BMW Team RBM 1:52.491 1.691
15 Flag   Sheldon Van Der Linde BMW Team RBM 1:52.511 1.711
16 Flag   Nick Cassidy KeePer TOM's LC500 1:52.527 1.727
17 Flag   Paul di Resta Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:52.534 1.734
18 Flag   Daniel Juncadella Aston Martin R-Motorsport 1:52.652 1.852
19 Flag   Jenson Button Raybrig NSX-GT 1:52.787 1.987
20 Flag   Pietro Fittipaldi Audi WRT Racing 1:53.410
21 Flag   Tsugio Matsuda Motul Autech GT-R 1:53.875