The morning session of the third official day of DTM testing at Brands Hatch ended with three Audis holding the top-three positions. At the end four hours of testing on Wednesday morning, Tom Kristensen once again had set the fastest lap time. The Dane set a fastest lap of 41.786 seconds, with his team-mates, Mattias Ekström and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, finishing second and third respectively. For the first time, Mika Häkkinen also joined the Brands Hatch action, today. Behind the wheel of his AMG-Mercedes C-Class, the Finn came fourth, 0.355 seconds behind Kristensen.
March, 22nd 2006 – Morning
1 Kristensen, Tom Audi Sport Team Abt 70 41.786
2 Ekström, Mattias Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline 101 41.869 + 0.083
3 Frentzen, Heinz-Harald Audi Sport Team Abt 82 42.068 + 0.282
4 Häkkinen, Mika AMG-Mercedes 90 42.141 + 0.355
5 Stippler, Frank Audi Sport Team Rosberg 25 42.192 + 0.406