Nick Cassidy finished seventh fastest in his first DTM test at the Lausitzring overnight.
The Kiwi was driving Liam Lawson’s AF Corsa Ferrari GT3 for the test, with Alex Albon driving the sister Red Bull-backed car.
Cassidy will be sharing duties with Albon across the season. However, today was his first opportunity to come to grips with the new-look DTM.
Mixed conditions greeted the 16-car field at the German circuit, meaning lap times in the morning session were largely irrelevant.
However, once the circuit began to dry in the final two hours of the afternoon, lap times quickly tumbled.
Cassidy would hold the top spot for a decent amount of time before eventually slipping back to seventh as the rest of the field improved.
Ultimately, it was Mercedes driver Maximilian Gotz who ended the day with the quickest time.
Mercedes were dominant across the day and would finish with a 1-2-3-4-5 lockout.
Albon was the first non-Mercedes car in sixth. The ex-Formula 1 driver was 0.08s ahead of teammate Cassidy.
Kelvin van der Linde was eighth and the leading Audi, with Garry Paffett and Nico Muller rounding out the top-ten.
Cassidy now heads to Monaco ahead of this weekend’s Formula E round.
Lawson thus returns to the driver’s seat of the No.30 Ferrari for the final two days of the test.
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