Defending DTM champion Marco Wittmann has steered his RMG BMW M4 to a first pole-position of the 2015 season after beating Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein by just under two-tenths at the Moscow Raceway.

The Team RMG driver scored only two points last time out at the Red Bull Ring but has given himself the perfect platform to hit back in the championship with pole-position for the first race.

Conditions improved enough from the mornings wet FP2 session for Wittmann to go two-tenths quicker than he managed in yesterday's dry running with a 1 minute 28.810 second lap.

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Also looking to improve on a disastrous Austrian round - after being caught up in the controversial 'push him out' incident - HWA's Wehrlein came closest to dethroning Wittmann in second.

Team Rosberg's Jamie Green was the top Audi RS 5 in third position after seeing off four other driver's who lapped within the same tenth as the Brit.

Third to seventh, comprised of Green, Timo Glock, Tom Blomqvist, Mattias Ekstrom and Bruno Spengler could only be separated by 0.108's with the remainder of the top-ten all ending the session within three-tenths of the actual pole-time.

Mucke's Daniel Juncadella managed to set the ninth fastest time while the Audi's of Miguel Molina and Nico Muller sandwiched the Mercedes in eighth and tenth.

Antonio Giovinazzi marked his first ever DTM qualifying with a more than respectful 19th place effort. The Euro F3 points leader is standing in for the suspended Timo Scheider for the Russian round of the championship.