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DTM: Bruno Spengler grabs pole ahead of Hockenheim finale

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Canadian Bruno Spengler has claimed pole position ahead of the 2013 DTM championship finale in Hockenheim.

The 2012 champion beat Team Schnitzer teammate Dirk Werner by .303 second around the 4.574-kilometre track, under a clear blue sky. Andy Priaulx and Timo Glock finished third and fourth respectively to make it a BMW 1-2-3-4.

Bruno Spengler, DTM, Hockenheim
Bruno Spengler, BMW M3 DTM (Photo: René Fagnan)

Priaulx was .638 second slower than Spengler in Q4.

Earlier in the session, Adrien Tambay (Audi RS 5) posted the fastest time in Q1, while Mattias Ekström (Audi RS 5) and Glock went fastest in Q2 and Q3 respectively.

Timo Glock, BMW M3 DTM
Timo Glock, BMW M3 DTM (Photo: DTM.com)

The former F1 driver was third at the end of qualifying, but the stewards pushed him back one spot because he overstepped the track’s marks in his ultimate flying lap.

Toronto native Robert Wickens was the fastest Mercedes driver. He will start 13th tomorrow.

Robert Wickens, Mercedes C-Coupe
Robert Wickens, Mercedes C-Coupe (Photo: DTM.com)