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Hockenheim: Mortara sets pace for Audi at Hockenheim

Edoardo Mortara sets the pace during the opening DTM free practice of 2016 as Audi dominate the early running at the Hockenheimring.
Abt Sportsline's Edoardo Mortara sets an impressive pace during the opening DTM free practice session of the season as Audi dominate the vast majority of the top-five order at the Hockenheimring.

Mortara set a telling signal of intent aboard his Abt run RS 5 to go almost 0.5's quicker than his Audi stablemate Jamie Green, who produced the second quickest effort of the afternoon.

BMW's Bruno Spengler was the only exception to Audi's top-five supremacy having placed his MTEK prepared M4 challenger in third.

Mattias Ekstrom and Nico Muller completed the remainder of the top-five for Audi while BMW's Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist sandwiched the top Mercedes effort of Daniel Juncadella in sixth, seventh and eighth.

Juncadella was the first of two Mercedes runners to make the top-ten as the reigning drivers' title holders get to grips with a revised Coupe' bodywork package.

The Spaniard was joined by HWA's Paul di Resta in tenth position, while Audi's Timo Scheider nestled himself between the duo of Mercedes C63's in ninth.



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Edoardo Mortara - Abt Audi RS5 DTM [pic credit DTM Media]
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Paul di Resta - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA  [pic credit Mercedes]
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Jamie Green - Audi Sport Team Rosberg RS 5 [pic credit Audi Sport]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA [pic credit Mercedes]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA [pic credit Mercedes]
Lucas Auer - HWA Mercedes AMG C63 DTM [pic credit DTM]
Lucas Auer - HWA Mercedes AMG C63 DTM [pic credit DTM]
Lucas Auer - HWA Mercedes AMG C63 DTM [pic credit DTM]
Lucas Auer - HWA Mercedes AMG C63 DTM [pic credit DTM]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]

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