Bruno Spengler has taken an emphatic DTM pole-position at Hockenheim as BMW dominate to lockout the front two rows.

Spengler was the penultimate man to set a time during Q4, smashing the previous best of his Schnitzer team mate Dirk Werner's 1 minute 33.746 second lap by just over three-tenths of a second to take the BMW M3 DTM's final pole-position as the machine heads into retirement.

Andy Priaulx, at long last, made it into the Q4 shoot-out for the first time in his DTM career and qualified an incredible third after a difficult season for the Brit.

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The former triple-WTCC champion had originally set a time good enough for fourth, but Timo Glock, the last man to set a time in the shoot-out, saw his time erased as the German failed to respect the track limits in turn 1.

Glock, in actual fact, was lucky to emerge in Q4 as the former F1-star only narrowly made it through Q1 by thirteen-thousandths of a second.

Audi's Miguel Molina agonisingly missed out on Q4 by just eleven-thousandths of a second thanks to Priaulx's last gasp Q3 heroics to line up fifth. BMW's Marco Wittmann joins the Spaniard on the third row in sixth.

Mattias Ekstrom and Adrien Tambay lock out an all-Audi fourth row in seventh and eighth while the DTM's newly crowned champion, Mike Rockenfeller could fare no better than ninth.

Form-man Augusto Farfus surprisingly struggled during qualifying to place his RMG-run BMW tenth. The Brazilian had started the previous four races within the top three.

Robert Wickens was the top Mercedes in 13th on yet another day where the three-pointed stars were puzzlingly off the pace again.

Gary Paffett continues his nightmare season with a despondent 16th ahead of tomorrow's race.