Paul di Resta has set the pace during the final DTM practice session of the 2015 season for Mercedes while seven Audi's engulf the top-ten order at the Hockenheimring.

Exactly 0.8's covered the 24-car field as cold track conditions meant generating the optimum tyre temperature was a tall order during the final running before the penultimate qualifying session of the season.

Di Resta emerged from the cool conditions just 0.024's better off than Team Phoenix's Timo Scheider in second.

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A late slow-zone was initiated when BMW's Tom Blomqvist beached his M4 into the gravel at the Sachs Kurve. That denied the Brit and anyone else the opportunity to improve on their times during the final minute of the session.

After topping yesterday's first free-practice, Audi's Jamie Green completed the top-three amid a tightly condensed top-ten order. Barely 0.1's separated Di Resta's front running pace to Mike Rockenfeller in tenth.

Team Abt's Edoardo Mortara and Rosberg's Nico Muller produced an exact mirror image of their FP1 performances in fourth and fifth ahead of Miguel Molina in sixth.

ART Grand Prix's Lucas Auer and HWA's Robert Wickens were the next Mercedes runner's to break the Audi chain with the Austrian and Canadian setting the seventh and eighth quickest laps.

Title contender Mattias Ekstrom and Team Phoenix's Rockenfeller reinstated Audi's supremacy within the upper echelons of the order as just 0.004's covered the pair in ninth and tenth.

DTM champion elect Pascal Wehrlein made a significant rise up the table and ended his practice running in twelfth for HWA Mercedes, having started his weekend in 19th.

Despite being initially ruled out of the weekend's action, Daniel Juncadella returned to the seat of his Mucke Mercedes and set the 19th best time.

GP3 title protagonist Esteban Ocon took over from Spaniard's Friday duties and was set to make his DTM debut but Juncadella was confirmed to have recovered from his bout of food poisoning prior to the morning session.