Saturday, May 18, 2013

DTM: Second and third for Audi in Brands Hatch free practice session

By Tarek Ramchani

A very positive free practice session for Audi at Brands Hatch this morning. Second and third places for the Audi RS 5 DTM in a very close session with narrow gaps between the drivers.

Mike Rockenfeller set the second quickest time, driving the #19 Audi RS 5 DTM. The Audi Sport Team Phoenix driver set a time of 41.472, and was only 0.094 behind BMW's Marco Wittmann. Rocky completed 56 laps in this single free practice session of the day.

Timo Scheider from Audi Sport Team Abt was third fastest with his #23 Audi RS 5 DTM. The two-time DTM champion with a best time of 41.498.

Two other Audi drivers entered the top ten. Miguel Molina from Audi Sport Team Phoenix was fifth, whilst Mattias Ekstr├Âm from Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline was tenth. The free practice session results can be seen HERE.

Qualifying is next at Brands Hatch. Fingers crossed for all three factory Audi teams and the eight drivers.

Photo credit: Audi Media