Maxime Martin scored the first pole at Norisring

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Maxime Martin will start from the pole in the first race of the DTM at Norisring after scoring the best time in the first qualifying session disputed this weekend. The belgian driver has stopped the clock in 47.472 to achieve the pole position with a BMW M4 DTM which has emerged as the fastest car over a lap, the result of the lower ballast that has compared to its rivals. All in all, Martin has only been surpassed by five thousandths to René Rast. The Audi driver has a great chance to extend their advantage at the front of the standings because their opponents leave behind.

In fact, René Rast not only has he finished second, but has been placed between your car and the one of their direct rivals two other pilots extra. However, the second row will be packed for the BMW M4 DTM Bruno Spengler and Tom Blomqvist after shooting less than a tenth of the time of the pole. This leaves Lucas Auer in fifth position as the only Mercedes driver in the top ten classified, while Mattias Ekström will start from the sixth position. Both are in full battle for the lead, but should be attentive to the attacks of Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock.

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The fourth challenger for the leadership, Jamie Green, will start in the ninth place after being left a little more than two tenths, with the time of the pole. Despite this, the british pilot is not a bad place to try to give the surprise and more if you use the strategy wisely. next is Nico Muller, closing the fifth row, and the Top 10. This leaves them in eleventh position Robert Wickens, a pilot who has always been very fast in Norisring and that in fact knows what it is to win in this layout of the city in the past.

Bad qualifying session on general lines for Mercedes beyond Lucas Auer, a pilot who routinely gets ahead of the natural pace of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM when this is not the height of the best. All in all, to the eleventh square Robert Wickens adds to the position of Gary Paffett, Edo Mortara and Maro Engel, placed between the thirteenth and fifteenth place. For his part, Paul di Resta has finished second-last after overcoming only to Loïc Duval. The Audi driver has had problems throughout the day and does not finish to find the rhythm.

Classification Qualifying 1 DTM 2017 at Norisring

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM 47.472
2nd René Rast Audi RS 5 DTM +0.005
3rd Bruno Spengler BMW M4 DTM +0.021
4th Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +0.055
5th Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +0.112
6th Mattias Ekström Audi RS 5 DTM +0.157
7th Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM +0.204
8th Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM +0.220
9th Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +0.242
10th Nico Müller Audi RS 5 DTM +0.246