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Schneider fastest in warm-up.

Bernd Schneider found himself on top of the timesheets for the first time this weekend in warm-up ahead of the fourth round of the DTM at Brands Hatch as the drivers gear themselves up for what promises to be a closely matched race.

Hitting the front of the half hour session early on, Schneider's 43.233secs lap was enough to stay fastest to the chequered flag, although most of the drivers used the time to hone their race set-up.

Even so, honours were relatively even between Mercedes and Audi down the field with Martin Tomczyk and Lucas Luhr upholding the latter in second and third positions.

Pole sitter Mika Hakkinen was fourth fastest, ahead of Mike Rockenfeller and Mattias Ekstrom, while Gary Paffett, Bruno Spengler, Jamie Green and Alex Premat rounded out the top ten in a session that saw the whole field separated by just seven tenths.

However, not all the drivers were able to record a lap after Paul di Resta out-braked himself at Druids without having set a time, while Christian Abt and Mathias Lauda also experienced off track moments.


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Bernd Schneider - Original Teile AMG-Mercedes [pic credit: DTM Media]
Martin Tomczyk - Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline [pic credit: DTM Media]
Lucas Luhr - Audi Sport Team Rosberg [pic credit: DTM Media]
Esteban Ocon poses with the Mercedes DTM car at Jerez. Pic credit: Daimler
Charles Pic poses next to a Mercedes DTM car at Jerez. Pic credit: Daimler
AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit Mercedes]
AMG Mercedes C-Coupe [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Mattias Ekstrom - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]
Miguel Molina - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Miguel Molina - Abt Audi [pic credit DTM Media]
Audi DTM drivers [pic credit DTM media]
Audi DTM drivers [pic credit DTM media]
Paul di Resta - AMG Mercedes [pic credit DTM Media]

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