One of the most declarated circuits in Europe, the Nurburgring, has made for a tight qualifying session ahead of race one at round 4 of the DTM championship.
All drivers were splitting hairs on their times which was represented in the resulting time sheet.
The top 13 drivers were only 5 tenths apart with some drivers qualifying 1 one thousandth off the next.
Kiwi Liam Lawson, who had been struggling slightly on pace so far in the practice sessions, seemed to be continuing that trend into qualifying.
He managed to clinch 11th position only 7 thousandths off the P9 time of Alex Albon in the AlphaTauri Ferrari.
Unbelievably, Lawson drove exactly the same time as P10 placed Maximillian Buhk both with a fastest lap of 1.26.511.
The miniscule difference in times of the two Ferraris showed their possible lack in pace at their limit compared to the higher qualifying German brands.
First place was secured by an Audi, second a Mercedes and, third by a BMW. Porsche also made their debut to the series this weekend with the new SSR performance 911 GT3 driven by Michael Ammermuller. Although, the Porsche was only fast enough for 20th position on the grid.
Pole position was awarded to Kelvin Van Der Linde who drove a blistering lap of 1.26.052. That awarded him a further 3 points in the drivers championship which means he has further extended his lead over Lawson to 24 points ahead of the first race in Germany.
It is well known that Lawson is a fantastic overtaker so, hopefully he can pull out some stunning maneuvers and move up from 11th towards those top 10 points scoring positions.
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