Team Abt's Miguel Molina has taken his fourth career DTM pole position amid a four way Audi fight for the top spot at the Lausitzring.

The Spaniard prevailed for his first DTM pole of the 2015 season after setting a 1 minute 17.438 second lap around the EuroSpeedway Lausitz circuit, 0.1 of a second ahead of Team Rosberg's Jamie Green, who joins Molina on the front row.

Right from the word go, the Audi's quickly stamped their authority on the session as anything other than an RS 5 stealing pole position looked a tall order.

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Britain's Green and Team Abt's Mattias Ekstrom initially jousted for supremacy in the early stages of session before giving way to the unstoppable Molina, almost ten minutes into the running.

Ekstrom wound up fourth behind his Abt team mate Edoardo Mortara in third position. Mortara could well have stolen pole position away from Molina had it not been for a yellow flag in sector three, which meant the Italian was forced to back off during what looked to be the lap of the session.

The yellow flag in question was triggered by BMW's Marco Wittmann. The defending champion looked in shape to be the only non-Audi runner in making a play for pole position, until an unforced thwarted the RMG M4's charge at the end.

Instead, Mercedes' Pascal Werhlein will start the first race as the top non-Audi runner in fifth ahead of Wittmann in sixth.

Wittmann's sixth is under scrutiny after being investigated for blocking early in the session.

Robert Wickens was seventh for HWA Mercedes while RMG's Maxime Martin - who also suffered a brief off track excursion - lines up eighth.

That left the two Brit's of Tom Blomqvist and Paul di Resta to complete the top-ten order, both within 0.5's of Molina's pole position lap.