With temperatures rising up to 24 degrees, the 19 drivers from Audi and Mercedes-Benz failed to match the times from the morning session in the second DTM test. In the final minutes of the second test, Mattias Ekström set the fastest lap time. With his Audi A4 DTM, the Swede outpaced his team-mate Martin Tomczyk, who had been on top of the leaderboard for quite a while, by 0.244 seconds. Timo Scheider, who had set the fastest lap time of the day with 42.577 minutes in the morning session, completed the Audi trio on top after the second test.
Fastest driver of an AMG Mercedes C-Class was local hero Jamie Green in fourth place. Eventually, the Brit came 0.312 seconds short of Ekström’s fastest time. He was followed by Markus Winkelhock and Mike Rockenfeller, the two fastest drivers with Audi A4 DTM cars from 2007. The best-placed 2006-spec car was driven by Christijan Albers, who was seventh. Katherine Legge completed the good team result for Futurecom TME, ending up 14th with her 2006-spec Audi and thus outpacing all five year-old Mercedes-Benz cars with Maro Engel, Mathias Lauda, Gary Paffett, Ralf Schumacher and Susie Stoddart.
Having racked up 72 and 73 laps respectively, the two Mercedes-Benz drivers Jamie Green and Gary Paffett came quite close to a full race distance in preparation for the race. On Sunday, the race runs over 82 laps (158.178 kilometres) at the 1.929 kilometres long circuit in Kent county. The ARD is broadcasting the eighth season round from 13.50 h live. From the Audi drivers with a 2008-spec A4, Scheider drove the longest distance with 55 laps.