Mattias Ekstrom takes Audi’s first pole of the season at Mugello
Mattias Ekstrom took Audi’s first pole position of this season after a qualifying session dominated almost entirely by Audi.Audi dominated top 5 places of the session overtaking Bruno Spengler and Jamie Green, both driving a Mercedes.
Timo Scheider followed closely the Audi of Mattias Ekstrom, while the Audi driven by Martin Tomczyk finished on the 3rd place.Alexandre Premat closed the top 5 in his 2006 Audi A4 DTM.
After dominating the testing session Audi clearly dominate the qualifycations.
The problems were this time on the Mercedes side: Bernd Schneider finished 11th on the grid, while Mika Hakkinen had a disastrous session.He started on the front row of the grid for the past four races, but he was eliminated in the first segment of qualifying, and he will start 15th.
Bruno Spengler (DaimlerChrysler Bank AMG Mercedes C-Class) was sixth with 1min44.705 and qualified for the final part as well as Jamie Green (Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Class), who was eighth with 1min45.118. Behind them were Daniel la Rosa (TrekStor AMG Mercedes C-Class/1min45.178) in 10th place ahead of Bernd Schneider (1min45.312) and Paul di Resta (JAWA4U.de AMG Mercedes C-Class/1min45.354.
Because of the live coverage of the Tour de France, the 6th DTM round of the year will only start at 17.40 h. The drivers have to cover a total distance of 33 laps, equaling 173.085 kilometres.