This morning the second qualifying round of the DTM took place on the Nurburgring track, a session that determined the starting grid of the second race heat on the German track.
Pole position was achieved by Alexander Albon, at the wheel of the 2020 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. The former Red Bull and Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver stopped the clock in 1’36 “773, with which he beat the Mercedes AMG GT3 Evo by Daniel Juncadella.
For Albon it is the first pole in the DTM, which, moreover, arrived in complicated conditions after the arrival of the rain that made the asphalt treacherous in this session.
The first BMW is the M6 GT3 of the multiple champions of the Marco Wittmann series, The German was 283 thousandths slower than Albon, therefore a tenth of a delay from Juncadella.
His time, however, was enough to get behind the two-time series champion Michael Ammermuller, with the first Porsche 911 GT3 R. Third row instead for the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Maximilian Gotz and Luca Stolz.
Audi struggling with Kelvin van der Linde in seventh place, ahead of Christian Klien’s first McLaren. Mike Rockenfeller, with the second Audi, opens the front row, while Esteban Muth completes the Top 10 with the first Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo.
Liam Lawson is 11th with the second Ferrari 488 Evo of the AF Corse team. The case of Sheldon van der Linde is singular, able to set the record in the first sector several times but not to go beyond the 16th time in qualifying.
It went worse for Markus Winkelhock, only 22nd at the wheel of the third Audi of the Abt team due to several off the track due to the rather complicated weather conditions.