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Audi A5 DTM lead Tuesday’s test at Hockenheim

TV Movie Audi A5 DTM (Audi Sport Team Rosberg), Filipe Albuquerque

The quickest on Tuesday was Filipe Albuquerque in the Audi A5 DTM. The Portuguese set the fastest lap time of the day (1:33.318 min) in the morning session. His fellow Audi driver Miguel Molina secured the second position on the time sheets, 0.132 seconds behind Albuquerque.

Mercedes-Benz ace Gary Paffett who had been the quickest on Monday, with his new AMG Mercedes C-Coupe, came third. In addition, the Briton also covered the highest mileage on the 4.567-kilometre track by completing a total of 101 laps. Behind Paffett, the two DTM rookies Robert Wickens and Roberto Merhi (both Mercedes-Benz) finished fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, Dirk Werner took the new BMW M3 DTM to sixth position, on the second day of testing at Hockenheim.

While BMW and Mercedes-Benz contested day two with the same driver line-up as day one, the Audi camp was represented by four additional drivers: the aforementioned Albuquerque and Molina as well as two-time DTM Champion Mattias Ekstrom (2004 and 2007) and Switzerland’s Rahel Frey.

The tests will be continued on Wednesday and Thursday with morning sessions from 09:00 to 12:00hrs and afternoon sessions from 14:00 to 18:00hrs.

DTM enthusiasts can witness all the Hockenheim test action as the grandstand ‘Sud H’ is opened throughout the tests. Tickets are available for €6 and include a ticket for the ‘Motor-Sport-Museum’ at the Hockenheimring. The DTM season kick-off on 29th April also will be held at the Hockenheimring. Tickets are available here.


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