Team RBM's Augusto Farfus will start this afternoon's second DTM race at Oschersleben on pole position after narrowly beating his BMW team mate Tom Blomqvist by just 0.019's.

Overnight rain - which had already produced a damp morning warm up session - created a 'green' surface with most of yesterday's rubber being washed off.

That translated in the times being three-quarters of a second slower than yesterday's pole lap [1 minute 19.821].

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As the track evolved minute-by-minute, championship leader Pascal Wehrlein began the barrage of late improvements and was the first man to set a realistic pole effort after dipping under the 1 minute 21 barrier.

But the Mercedes F1 reserve driver's HWA stablemate Paul di Resta trumped that effort and went to the top of the timesheets with a 1 minute 20.687 second lap.

However - amidst a flurry of personal best flyers - BMW ended up having the final say on the matter when Farfus saved his best till last and unleashed a 1 minute 20.632 second lap.

Even then, there could have been one further sting in the tail when Blomqvist almost upstaged his elder RBM team mate.

The DTM rookie was up on Farfus' time after the first two sectors of his final run. But Blomqvist lost 0.080's in the last sector, leaving the Brit just 0.019's short of claiming his first pole in the series.

Nevertheless, second position was still Blomqvist's best qualifying run in the DTM.

While Di Resta was unable to improve, Wehrlein did and the 20-year old has placed his Mercedes C63 onto the second row in third while his main title rival Mattias Ekstrom starts in 18th after making a brief off at turn six.

Blomqvist came closest to knocking his RBM team mate off the top spot when the Brit's flyer fell just 0.019's short of Farfus' time. Second position is still a career best for the DTM rookie.

Team Schnitzer's Antonio Felix da Costa made it a BMW 1-2-4 result despite complaining of a lack of front end grip.

HWA's Di Resta settled for P5 and shares the third row of the grid with defending champion Marco Wittmann.

Yesterday's pole man and race one winner Timo Glock couldn't quite replicate his Saturday despite finishing the session just 0.111's slower than Farfus in seventh.

Christian Vietoris was eighth for Mercedes ahead of Audi's Miguel Molina, who was the lone RS 5 runner to make the top ten in ninth.

Team MTEK's Bruno Spengler completed the top ten in tenth.