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Schneider hits out at Kristensen for blocking.

Bernd Schneider has criticised title rival Tom Kristensen for needlessly blocking him in qualifying for the eighth round of the DTM at Barcelona, the German having to settle for fourth on the grid behind the Dane.

It was a tough session all round for the AMG-Mercedes quartet, with Jamie Green and Bruno Spengler proving surprise early casualties in the opening knockout phases, even if Schneider will be shadowed by team-mate Mika Hakkinen on the grid.

Emerging as the leading C-Class driver, Schneider was content with his qualifying effort, even if he has now set his sights to beat Kristensen even higher after he claims the Audi driver blocked him 'unnecessarily'.

“Actually, qualifying was quite OK, but on my final run I was unnecessarily blocked by Tom Kristensen; otherwise I would have been on the front row. Tomorrow; I want to turn the tables from the second row.”


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Bernd Schneider (DER), HWA AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2006.DTM, Round 4, Brands Hatch, Kent, UK. 30th June - 2nd July 2006.
Tom Kristensen - Abt Audi, Bernd Schneider - Vodafone AMG Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]
Vitaly Petrov - Mercedes AMG DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Daniel Juncadella - Mercedes AMG DTM [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - HWA Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Vitaly Petrov - Mucke Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Christian Vietoris - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Vitaly Petrov - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Gary Paffett - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Daniel Juncadella - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]
Robert Wickens - Mercedes AMG C-Coupe [pic credit: DTM Media]

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