Miguel Molina (Audi) set the best performance in the first free practice session in Valencia, Round 9 of the 2012 DTM championship.
This first session was held in the rain.
The Spaniard set his best lap in 1m37’.547 ahead of his teammate Timo Scheider and Augusto Farfus’ BMW.
The best Mercedes driver was Ralf Schumacher who was classified 5th, 1.2 seconds slower than Molina.
Concerning the title contenders, Canadian Bruno Spengler (BMW) was in the best position, as he ranked 8th overall, 1.6 seconds down to Molina.
Mercedes drivers Gary Paffett and Jamie Green had a difficult practice session, taking 17th and 19th position, respectively.