Miguel Molina has claimed his second DTM pole 

Audi driver Miguel Molina has claimed pole position at the DTM’s final round of the 2011 championship calendar, edging out Mercedes’ Jamie Green with a sensational flying lap in the final one-lap ‘shootout’ phase of qualifying at Hockenheim.

As the fastest driver in the third phase of today’s qualifying session, Molina was the fourth and final driver to attempt to post his flying lap attempt, clocking a 1:32.717 to taker top honours. It is the Spaniard’s second pole position of the season, after his maiden DTM pole two rounds ago at Oschersleben.

The second row of the grid is occupied by newly-crowned DTM champion Martin Tomczyk, who starts alongside fellow Audi runner Mike Rockenfeller.

Having just missed out on a berth in the top-four group, Timo Scheider made it four Audis in the top-five, and he will start alongside Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler (pole-sitter when the season was opened at Hockenheim) on the third row.

With the Canadian out to claim runner-up honours in the championship, his only rival, Audi driver Mattias Ekström, could only qualify tenth-fastest. The Swede was denied the opportunity to improve his Q2 time when fellow Audi driver Edoardo Mortara slid into the tyre barriers towards the end of the session, bringing out the red flags.

 

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2011 DTM Race of Hockenheim II Qualifying Results:

Driver Entrant / Car
1. Miguel Molina ESP Abt Audi A4 DTM 2008 Audi 1:32.717 (Q4)
2. Jamie Green GBR HWA Mercedes C-Class 2009 Mercedes 1:32.920 (Q4)
3. Martin Tomczyk DEU Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2008 Audi 1:33.039 (Q4)
4. Mike Rockenfeller DEU Abt Audi A4 DTM 2009 Audi 1:33.510 (Q4)
5. Timo Scheider DEU Abt Audi A4 DTM 2009 Audi 1:32.883 (Q3)
6. Bruno Spengler CDN HWA Mercedes C-Class 2009 Mercedes 1:32.922 (Q3)
7. Gary Paffett GBR HWA Mercedes C-Class 2009 Mercedes 1:33.103 (Q3)
8. Oliver Jarvis GBR Abt Audi A4 DTM 2009 Audi 1:33.188 (Q3)
9. Filipe Albuquerque POR Rosberg Audi A4 DTM 2008 Audi 1:33.085 (Q2)
10. Mattias Ekström SWE Abt Audi A4 DTM 2009 Audi 1:33.103 (Q2)
11. Edoardo Mortara ITA Rosberg Audi A4 DTM 2008 Audi 1:33.144 (Q2)
12. Christian Vietoris DEU Persson Mercedes C-Class 2008 Mercedes 1:33.172 (Q2)
13. Ralf Schumacher DEU HWA Mercedes C-Class 2009 Mercedes 1:33.352 (Q2)
14. Renger van der Zande NED Persson Mercedes C-Class 2008 Mercedes 1:33.617 (Q2)
15. Maro Engel DEU Mücke Mercedes C-Class 2008 Mercedes 1:33.539 (Q1)
16. David Coulthard GBR Mücke Mercedes C-Class 2008 Mercedes 1:33.761 (Q1)
17. Susie Wolff GBR Persson Mercedes C-Class 2008 Mercedes 1:33.930 (Q1)
18. Rahel Frey SUI Phoenix Audi A4 DTM 2008 Audi 1:34.090 (Q1)

* Three-place grid penalty for an infringement at the previous round

[Images via DTM Media]

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