Audi's Miguel Molina has claimed an impressive DTM pole at Oschersleben after posting a sensational lap half a second quicker than anyone else.

Molina, who was the first driver to set a representative time in Q3, posted two sensational flying laps which would have both put the Spaniard on pole by a staggering half a second.

The Abt-man eventually settled for a 1 minute 20.007 second lap with BMW's Marco Wittmann best of the rest in second, cementing his championship credentials.

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Wittmann posted a near identical time to Adrien Tambay's third placed Audi, beating the Frenchman by a mere three-thousandths of a second.

DTM rookie Antonio Felix da Costa proved his Hockenheim form wasn't a one night wonder and qualified his MTEK run M4 in a fine fourth position.

Timo Scheider out-qualified his champion Phoenix team mate Mike Rockenfeller for the first since returning to his former team at the start of the season with BMW's Bruno Spengler following just behind in seventh.

The trio were covered by a margin of less than half a tenth in a ultra battle for the grids high end positions.

Edoardo Mortara was the eighth fasted man in Q3 but couldn't languished four-tenths of Spengler in front.

BMW's Augusto Farfus and Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein were the main Q2 casualties in ninth and tenth with, in keeping with the trend, just five-thousandths between the pair.

Wehrlein's top ten performance was Mercedes' best grid positioning so far this season.

It was much of the same story for Gary Paffett however as the 2005 champion continued his turbulent start to the year in 18th.