Farfus and Blomqvist send in the official test of the DTM


The DTM is already underway. Hockenheim has been a witness of the
first two days of official testing of the category and reached the ecuador of
these tests, for the moment, the competition speaks in the key of BMW Motorsport. The BMW
M4 DTM have been imposed on both days, being for the moment the reference. With
times very even due to the tricky conditions of the track, Augusto
Farfus and Tom Blomqvist have been the most rapid in the first two days of
. Good paper of Miguel Molina during the first day of testing in the
German track.

First day

Rain at night and cold morning. It has not been the best start
for the official test of the DTM at Hockenheim. Although Timo Scheider with a time
1:34.192 was the better of the morning session, the slight improvement of the track
the afternoon allowed time rebajasen in some tenths. In this
point, Augusto Farfus scored the best time of the opening day of the test
stop the clock in 1:33.192. With 79 laps in his pocket, Farfus overtook her
mate Maxime Martin by three tenths. Third was Nico Müller with
the Audi RS 5 DTM

Double was the Spanish representation in the first day
test in Hockenheim. Miguel Molina finished fourth with a time of 1:33.818,
in a day of a lot of work for the pilot of Lloret de Mar. At the wheel of his
Audi RS 5 DTM, the Catalan completed more than 100 laps on the complicated layout
Hockenheim. For his part, Daniel Juncadella was ninth with a time 1.2
seconds slower than the marked by Augusto Farfus
, being the second pilot
Mercedes after Maximilian Götz. Juncadella also overcame the barrier of 100
laps, a practice that took place up to five riders.

Position Pilot Car Time / Difference
1 Augusto Farfus BMW M4 DTM 1:33.326
2 Maxima Mertin BMW M4 DTM +0.326
3 Nico Muller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.403
4 Miguel Molina Audi RS 5 DTM +0.492
5 Timo Scheider Audi RS 5 DTM +0.543


Second Day

During the second day of the test at Hockenheim has repeated history and again, a BMW M4 DTM has remained at the forefront of the ranking. Tom Blomqvist has been the fastest rider with a time of 1:33.214, record that has enabled him to overcome the Audi RS 5 DTM of Mattias Ekström and Mike Rockenfeller. The German pilot was indeed the dominator of the morning session at the wheel of the Audi RS 5 DTM, while Marco Wittmann has finished fourth also by computing their log in the morning. Again the track conditions have not accompanied in excess of the drivers and teams.

During the second day of the tests, Dani Juncadella repeated as pilot Mercedes on the track. The Catalan had a small accident with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Coupe during the day, relegándole to the last position of the 12 riders who have taken part of the second day of the test, without completing their program. Of time, the new model of the signing of Stuttgart finishes off and although it has much room for improvement, Maximilian Götz, Lucas Auer, Esteban Ocon and Dani Juncadella were not able to approach to less than four-tenths of Blomqvist.

Position Pilot Car Time / Difference
1 Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM 1:33.326
2 Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.326
3 Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.403
4 Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +0.492
5 António Félix da Costa BMW M4 DTM +0.543