DTM Lausitzring 2012: Two BMWs ahead in practice

DTM Lausitzring 2012 (training)
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N after the spectacular start at Hockenheim, the DTM Fans at the Lausitzring are the next big hit. If the rest of the weekend delivers what the first free practice already promised, then the three-way battle between Mercedes, Audi and BMW will be very close again.

Two BMWs in the lead

The newcomer from Munich launched the first fragrance brand on Friday. BMW occupied the first two places with champion Martin Tomczyk and the American Joey Hand. Behind them was Mattias Ekström, the first Audi driver. The leading trio was only separated by the blink of an eye by 24 thousandths.

The best Mercedes driver at the first exchange was Christian Vietoris. With 86 thousandths, he too was only just below Tomczyk's target. There was still no big favorite in training.

The field with 22 starters was closed. 20 cars jostled a colorful mix within a second. The two winners from Hockenheim, Gary Paffett and Jamie Green, finished 12th and 13th.

Weather change in Lausitz

In addition to daily form, setup and tire wear, this will also be the case in Lausitz Weather decide about success. On Friday the sun was still shining over the Eurospeedway. Clouds and rain have already been announced for Saturday and Sunday. In addition, the temperatures should drop significantly.

For race Sunday, the probability of rain is 60 percent, and this at a cool twelve degrees. So the test data from Friday could prove to be worthless.

DTM crash festival part two?

Wet or dry conditions above, the training has shown that switching on is definitely worthwhile . It remains to be seen whether there will be another crash festival like the one in Hockenheim. After all, BMW and Audi managed at the last second to repair the damaged cars within a week.

On the sidelines of the training, there was a big reconciliation scene in the paddock, with media coverage. The two fighters from Hockenheim, Bruno Spengler and Ralf Schumacher, settled their argument and shook hands. When it comes to championship points again on Sunday, it should be heated again in the cockpits.


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