Lausitzring DTM: Frijns edges Muller for Race 1 pole

Robin Frijns claimed pole position for the first of the two DTM races at Lausitzring, beating Audi stablemate Nico Muller in qualifying.

Muller, who won both Spa races after being awarded victory in Race 2 following Rene Rast’s penalty, led the way after the first runs with a best time of 1m15.592s.

This was comfortably the quickest time of the weekend so far, four tenths up on the lap he set to top second practice on Friday.

However, the Abt Audi driver was unable to improve on his second run, allowing his teammate Frijns to beat him to pole position with a time of 1m15.486s.

With that lap, Frijns secured his second pole position in three qualifying sessions and maintained his unbeaten front row record in 2020.

Loic Duval finished two tenths off the pace to make it a 1-2-3 on the grid for Audi, with Sheldon van der Linde finishing just 0.003s adrift in the best of the BMWs.

Timo Glock and two-time champion Marco Wittmann qualified fifth and sixth, further showing BMW’s improved pace after an Audi washout at Spa.

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