On the third of the four ITR test days at the Hockenheimring, Mike Rockenfeller set the fastest lap time. On his fastest lap, the Audi driver crossed the line in 1:33.027 minutes, thus being 0.146 seconds faster than Mercedes-Benz junior Christian Vietoris who made his first appearance in the Hockenheim tests, today. Third position on the time sheets was secured by Audi’s rookie Adrien Tambay.
Apart from Vietoris, Jamie Green (Mercedes-Benz) and Bruno Spengler (BMW) also completed their first test laps, on Wednesday. The two former team-mates finished fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, Andy Priaulx (BMW), Susie Wolff (Mercedes-Benz), Joey Hand (BMW) and David Coulthard (Mercedes-Benz) also joined the test action only today. Rockenfeller was not only the quickest of day three but also the one who completed the biggest number of laps. His 122 laps at the 4.567-kilometre Grand Prix circuit represented a total mileage of 557.174 kilometres.