Team Schnitzer's Antonio Felix da Costa follows up his first ever DTM podium with a maiden pole position at Zandvoort as BMW once again lockout the top four.

The BMW driver already entered the second and final sequence of runs firmly in contention for the top spot after his opening flyer left him second.

While the two Mercedes C63's of Pascal Wehrlein and Christian Vietoris - both opting to run slightly out of sync with the majority of the field - stormed comfortably to the top, da Costa and BMW saved their best till last.

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Team MTEK's Bruno Spengler announced himself as the most likely candidate when the Canadian leaped to the top during the final minute. But da Costa, buoyed by his race one podium, went even quicker to the sum of 0.058's.

With the track rubbering in, the Portuguese driver's pole time was almost a second quicker than Augusto Farfus' effort from yesterday.

Team RBM's Farfus couldn't quite repeat his heroics from Saturday but will start the second race from third on the grid. The Brazilian shares the second row with yesterday's winner Marco Wittmann.

Audi's difficulties showed no signs of abating with only one RS 5 machine entering the upper echelons of the top ten. Abt's Miguel Molina appeared to struggle less than his colleagues and set the fifth best time.

The next Audi runner appears in the shape of Team Abt's Edoardo Mortara in twelfth.

HWA's Wehrlein benefited from his mid-session flurry at the top of the timesheets and qualified as the best Mercedes runner in sixth. Vietoris eventually fell to tenth despite going less than a tenth slower than his team mate.

MTEK's Timo Glock was the only remaining BMW within the top-ten in seventh which left the three Mercedes C63 machines of Dani Juncadella, Gary Paffett and Vietoris to complete the top runners.

Team Rosberg's Jamie Green continued his miserable Zandvoort and could qualify no higher than 18th. The points leader's only solace comes with his main rival Mattias Ekstrom only qualifying two places ahead in 16th.

Mike Rockenfeller was another notable driver to under-perform and languishes in 19th as a result.