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Leader Kelvin Van der Linde starts his performance at Zolder with a pole

South African Kelvin Van der Linde to begin on pole within the first DTM race at Zolder after prevailing within the classification disputed within the morning of Saturday. The Audi driver and the Abt Sportsline group set a time of 1: 27.054, a report that has served him to beat Maximilian Götz’s Mercedes # four by 21 thousandths. Within the second row of the grid shall be Marco Wittmann and Alex Albon after a complicated classification for the one Spanish rider current within the championship. In reality, Dani Juncadella completed fourteenth with the Mercedes # eight of GruppeM Racing after setting a lap six tenths slower than that of the poleman.

The DTM managed to go away behind the rains current in Friday’s observe and lived a classification in dry asphalt situations. Thus the pilots got here out with the knife between their enamel, in search of the boundaries of the runway. A situation through which Kelvin Van der Linde was the strongest with the Audi # 3 of the Abt Sportsline group. He didn’t do it with monumental superiority, however his lap in 1: 27.054 within the last stretch of the session was sufficient to attain pole after beating Maximilian Götz by 21 thousandths. One tenth behind them each completed Marco Wittmann with the BMW # 11.

Maximilian Götz was already one of many quickest drivers through the free observe periods.

Alex Albon achieved fourth place with the primary of the AF Corse Ferraris. The Thai narrowly edged Vincent Abril and Mike Rockenfeller, relegating each to the third row of the grid. Philip Ellis, winner of one of many two races at Lausitzring, took seventh place after surpassing the native hero Esteban Muth, a driver who races a Lamborghini # 10 that at this occasion wears an ‘Artwork Automobile’ livery designed by Princess Delphine of Belgium. Nico Müller with the third Audi on the grid and Liam Lawson had been answerable for finishing the ‘high 10’ of the session.

Götz and Juncadella, the 'BWT boys', lead the DTM free practice in ZolderGötz and Juncadella, the ‘BWT boys’, lead the DTM free observe in ZolderRead information

A fancy qualifying session for a Dani Juncadella who completed 14th. The GruppeM Racing driver set a time of 1: 27.688, a report six tenths from pole. Nonetheless, on a grid with such equality, six tenths means being at the again of the pack, solely forward of the drivers who haven’t been capable of break the 1:28 barrier. Amongst them, Christian Klien in his debut with the McLaren # 15 -16th- or Dev Gore, driver who has had a spin through the session after dropping management of the Audi # 12.

Classification 1 outcomes of the DTM 2021 in Zolder

P.
Pilot
Automobile
Workforce
Climate
1st
Kelvin Van der Linde
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Abt Sportsline
1: 27.054
2nd Maximilian Götz
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Workforce HRT
+ 0.0213ºMarco Wittmann
BMW M6 GT3
Walkenhorst Motorsport
+ 0.1364ºAlex Albon
Ferrari 488 GT3
AF Corse
+ 0.1715ºVincent April
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Workforce HRT
+ 0.1906º Mike Rockenfeller
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Abt Sportsline
+ 0.2027ºPhilip Ellis
Mercedes-AMG GT3
Winward Racing
+ 0.2188º Esteban Muth
Lamborghini Huracán GT3
T3 Motorsport
+ 0.2869ºNico Müller
Audi R8 LMS GT3
Workforce Rosberg + 0.33110ºLiam Lawson
Ferrari 488 GT3
AF Corse
+0.338

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