Jamie Green comes to Moscow and opens the hostilities of the DTM

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Jamie Green has been the fastest rider in the first session of free of the DTM at the Moscow Raceway. The british driver has stopped the clock in 1:29.287, a recording which has been overcome by 50 mils to Gary Paffett. Equality has been the predominant note in a first session in which the big news has been the presence of Mike Rockenfeller despite his foot injury. In fact, the German rider finished with the third best time of FP1 after completing a total of 19 turns to the path Russian.

Paul Di Resta was the pilot in charge of marking the first reference at the Moscow Raceway, but in the second half of the session were several pilots who exceeded his record. In fact, the Mercedes driver had to settle with the fourth position of the FP1, the whole time Jamie Green, Gary Paffett and Mike Rockenfeller managed to reduce the 1:29.4 marked by the scottish. Surprising in any case has been the level shown by Rockenfeller because their participation in Moscow was a doubt due to the fracture suffered in one of the metatarsals of his left foot in the accident in Norisring.

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Without changes in the grill and with Nyck de Vries in the ‘bench’, the FP1 has moved between the maximum equality and the evidence of ‘slow zone’ and exits at the end of the same. Before that point, Augusto Farfus got the fifth best time of the day, record which was to stand as the best driver of BMW Motorsport in the times table. In fact, only Farfus and Marco Wittmann, tenth, managed to roll with the BMW M4 DTM between the first ten classified. Half a second has separated Wittmann of the leadership of Jamie Green.

Within this Top 10 also have positioned some of the names of the series. However, the leader Mattias Ekströmn has finished in sixth position, just ahead of Edo Mortara and his teammate Loïc Duval. Ninth for its part, has been Nico Müller. More discreet, has been the home of Lucas Auer, the great candidate of Mercedes in the fight for the title. In fact, the pilot austrian has finished fifteenth at almost nine-tenths of the head, while the time table has been closed Wickens and Engel, both pilots Mercedes.

the Classification of FP1 at the DTM 2017 at the Moscow Raceway

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM 1:29.287
2nd Gary Paffett Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.050
3rd Mike Rockenfeller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.075
4th Paul Di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.114
5th Augusto Farfus BMW M4 DTM +0.183
6th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.295
7th Edo Mortara Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.347
8th Loïc Duval Audi RS 5 DTM +0.439
9th Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.472
10th Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +0.484