Audi's Swedish racing driver, Mattias Ekström, claimed pole position for round two of the 2010 DTM series at a swelteringly hot Valencia circuit today. The two time former champion lapped the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo in 1:29.565 to line up ahead of his rivals for tomorrows 45 lap race... [read more]

Speaking of his 15th career pole Exstrom said "I am feeling very well in the car, even though it is very hot. For the race, we have to keep our fingers crossed that the tyres will make it through the distance”.

With track temperatures nudging 50 degrees the AMG Mercedes of Bruno Spengler ran the Swede very close, finishing the session just .016 shy of the Audi drivers time.

British driver Oliver Jarvis ended up third with his Audi A4 DTM, demoting his compatriot Gary Paffett to fourth place on the grid. Mercedes-Benz driver Paffett, winner last time out heads the points’ standings going into tomorrows race.

DTM Round Two @ Valencia // Qualifying Results:

1. Mattias Ekström Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Red Bull Audi A4 DTM 2 1:29.565
2. Bruno Spengler Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Klasse 3 1:29.581 00.016
3. Oliver Jarvis Audi Sport Team Abt Tabac Original Audi A4 DTM 3 1:29.854 00.289
4. Gary Paffett Salzgitter AMG Mercedes Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 3 1:30.220 00.655
5. Paul Di Resta AMG Mercedes AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 4 1:29.534 00.261
6. Mike Rockenfeller Audi Sport Team Phoenix S line Audi A4 DTM 4 1:29.627 00.354
7. Miguel Molina Audi Sport Rookie Team Abt Audi Bank A4 DTM 4 1:29.810 00.537
8. Alexandre Prémat Audi Sport Team Phoenix TV Movie Audi A4 DTM 4 1:29.816 00.543
9. Martin Tomczyk Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Red Bull Cola Audi A4 DTM 6 1:29.244 00.514
10. Timo Scheider Audi Sport Team Abt GW:plus/Top Service Audi A4 DTM 6 1:29.255 00.525
11. Markus Winkelhock Audi Sport Team Rosberg Playboy Audi A4 DTM 6 1:29.387 00.657
12. Jamie Green Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 6 1:29.540 00.810
13. Ralf Schumacher Laureus AMG Mercedes Laureus AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 5 1:29.686 00.956
14. David Coulthard Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 6 1:29.779 01.049
15. Maro Engel GQ AMG Mercedes GQ AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 7 1:30.146 00.879
16. CongFu Cheng stern AMG Mercedes stern AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 7 1:30.197 00.930
17. Susie Stoddart TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Klasse 7 1:30.462 01.195
18. Katherine Legge Audi Sport Team Rosberg Glamour Audi A4 DTM 7 1:30.719 01.4

Editorial: Neil Tozer
Photo(s): DTM

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