DTM Valencia - Mattias Ekström takes pole position

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' The conditions have changed constantly today, 'reported Ekström. 'In Q3 I thought that nothing would work and I wanted to pit again, so I was told on the radio: No, no, you are the fastest.' In the last section of qualifying, Ekström, who was the last to take to the track in the individual time trial, made a small mistake after two sector best times. 'I looked too much at the time computer on the dashboard with the Delta-Time. As a result, I braked the target curve much too early.'

Brunos Pengler finished second - and is looking forward to the race

Mercedes driver Bruno Spengler took the almost training defeat with ease: 'That's why I'll start on the inside tomorrow,' said the Canadian. 'And the race is long.' The weather forecast also predicts imperial weather for race Sunday with temperatures of just under 30 degrees. 'We'll see who is fit and who is a little less fit,' grinned Spengler.

Gary Paffett drifts spectacularly - and loses positions

Gary Paffett, the Hockenheim winner, made it into the individual time trial of the four fastest. The Briton got down to business all too quickly. A huge drift in the starting curve looked great on TV, but cost Paffett better patience than fourth. “Today I was a wild guy,” said Paffett. 'I drifted like a rally driver.'

Audi success: seven times in the top ten - Scheider disappointed

While the Audi year-old drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Miguel Molina and Alexandre Prémat occupied the good starting positions six to eight, Timo Scheider had to accept a disappointment. He only managed tenth place, just behind his likewise disappointing brand colleague Martin Tomczyk.

Immediately after training, the excited defending champion felt an urgent need for discussion because he felt that he was hindered by his fellow brand colleague Miguel Molina in getting out of the pits. Although the incident had no consequences, the frustrated Scheider showered the Spaniard's race engineer with accusations. Molina was unsuspecting: 'I don't think there was a problem. '

Coulthard is improving, Schumacher is on the spot

David Coulthard was able to record an upward trend in his second DTM race. 13th place for the sheet ten in last year's Mercedes. Ralf Schumacher, however, continues to perform in terms of performanceon the spot. The ex-Formula 1 driver couldn't get past 13th place on the grid. Very little for you. Who resolved to finally move forward in his third DTM season.

Wolfgang Ullrich hopes for a successful revenge

Head of Audi Sport Wolfgang Ullrich hopes that his team will take revenge for tomorrow the defeat at Hockenheim succeeds: 'We want to fight back. It will be an issue that you get the tires to work in such a way that they do not pose any problems. But we know from the tests that they deteriorate very quickly on this track. We are a lot Better prepared. Temperatures are an issue. But we had good long runs this morning. I'm pretty confident. '

Norbert Haug the Mercedes sports director agreed with his colleague from Audi:' The tires shouldn't be for tomorrow Become a topic. '

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