Hungaroring: Molina puts Audi on top at Budapest

Audi's Miguel Molina sets the early DTM benchmark at Budapest ahead of this evenings qualifying session.
Audi's Miguel Molina announced himself as the man to beat ahead of qualifying by topping the DTM practice timesheets at the Hungaroring.

The Spaniards 1 minute 37.558 second lap, powered by his Abt-run RS5, around the Hungaroring was enough to narrowly edge BMW's Marco Wittmann by less than three-hundredths of a second.

The times throughout the majority of the field were equally as close with Timo Glock and Nico Muller completing the top four.

Augusto Farfus was fifth for BMW while the defending champion and point's leader Mike Rockenfeller shadowed the Brazilian in sixth.

Seventh to twelfth was covered by a staggeringly minute margin of just nine-hundredths of a second.

Bruno Spengler's BMW M4 led the six-strong freight train ahead of a further barrage of five Audi's topped by Britain's Jamie Green who in turn led Edoardo Mortara, Adrien Tambay, Timo Scheider and Mattias Ekstrom.

Mercedes' brief rest bite from their 2014 woes looks to have come abruptly to an end with their lead car, driven by Robert Wickens, trailing Molina's ultimate pace by over a second - the three-pointed star also unwillingly held the final five places during the practice session.

Tagged as: Audi , Hungaroring , Miguel Molina

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