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Zandvoort: Vietoris tops final practice at Zandvoort

Mercedes continue their stranglehold over the Zandvoort DTM weekend after Christian Vietoris set the pace ahead of Miguel Molina in FP3.
Team Mucke's Christian Vietoris has helped Mercedes maintain their authority over the Zandvoort DTM weekend after dictating the pace during final practice ahead of Audi's Miguel Molina.

Vietoris, who finished third during yesterday's first race, enjoyed a 0.158s advantage over Molina in second position.

The Mercedes C63 driver set his best time earlier than most and at one point enjoyed a near 0.7 cushion over the rest of the field. But the chasing did close in as the times began to tumble.

In response to a tough day for the RS 5 contingent in yesterday's opening race, Audi occupied the remainder of the top-six order.

All in all, no fewer than six Audi's engulfed the top-ten.

Behind Molina, Nico Muller was the next best placed Audi ahead of Mattias Ekstrom, Jamie Green and Edoardo Mortara.

Race one winner Robert Wickens was seventh, marginally ahead of his Mercedes team mate Paul di Resta in eighth, who will be keen to atone for his Saturday disappointment later today.

Team MTEK's Bruno Spengler was the only BMW to make the top-ten in ninth while Team Phoenix's Timo Scheider was tenth.

Adrien Tambay's Sunday replacement Rene Rast was the last of the 24-runners but posted a more than credible effort to lap within 0.026s of the next best car at the first time of asking.



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Christian Vietoris - Mercedes AMG Team Mucke [pic credit Mercedes]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit DTM]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Paul di Resta - Mercedes-AMG DTM Team HWA  [pic credit Mercedes]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Marco Wittmann - BMW Team RMG [pic credit BMW]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Edoardo Mortara - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Antonio Felix da Costa - BMW Team Schnitzer [pic credit BMW]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Nico Muller - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit Audi Sport]
Timo Scheider - Audi Sport Team Phoenix [pic credit Audi]

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