Team Rosberg's Jamie Green has clinched pole-position for the 2015 DTM Hockenheim season opener as Audi, Mercedes and BMW will all start race one in the top-three positions.

Green stamped his authority early on in the revamped 20 minute qualifying session after setting 1 minute 33.044 second lap, which ultimately proved to be the pole-position lap that couldn't be toppled.

With over half of the session already played Audi grabbed a firm grip of proceedings as the top-six positions were all occupied by RS 5 machines.

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Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein was the first man to break the impressive Audi train as the Mercedes F1 team's reserve driver slotted in behind Green's Rosberg machine on the front row.

Wehrlein was another unable to improve on his lap time but various personal bests - notably set by practice pacesetter Edoardo Mortara and Adrien Tambay - triggered a response from Green as the former Mercedes pilot took to the circuit in case one final flyer was needed from his part.

Green needn't have worried as BMW's Augusto Farfus was the only driver to get close in challenging the Brit's ascendency as the RBM M4 quietly leapt into top-three.

Mortara joins Farfus on the fourth row while Nico Muller made it two Rosberg Audi's to make the top-five cut in fifth.

Incredibly, only three-tenths of a second could separate the cars from third downwards to 18th position - each of the times set barely within a miniscule of each other.

Mercedes' Paul di Resta missed out on the top five by a cigarette's paper width of just two-thousandths of a second while Mike Rockenfeller and Tambay both set identical times in seventh and eighth.

On his DTM debut, BMW's Tom Blomqvist began his career for Team RBM in a very competitive ninth position, out qualifying no less than six past and present champions of the series in process.

Blomqvist is joined on the fifth row of the grid alongside Audi's Miguel Molina in tenth.

Defending DTM champion Marco Wittmann will begin the defence of his title further down he probably anticipated in 16th place just behind ART's Gary Paffett in 15th.