• Bruno Spengler qualifies in the pole position for Mercedes for the DTM race at Lausitzring, Germany on Sunday (6/19/11)

      Bruno Spengler will be starting from the front row for Mercedes on Sunday. This is the third time in four races Spengler has captured the pole position. Jamie Green qualified second for Mercedes which means Mercedes will have the front row. Three C-class drivers were in the top 5. Mercedes leads the team standings and Bruno Spengler leads the driver standings heading into the fourth race of the season.


      Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG C-Class) - pole position (1:19.119):
      “That was a great qualifying session! I’m very satisfied with my performance, especially as we had a difficult day yesterday and not everything went to plan. We improved steadily in qualifying, and Q4 was really good. My C-Class was just great. I must say a big thank to my team for their strategy of only posting one flying lap in Q3, meaning we had fresher tyres in Q4. I now hope to secure my second win of the season tomorrow.”

      Jamie Green (AMG Mercedes C-Class) - second (1:19.524):
      “Second on the grid is a good result. I made mistakes in the last two sectors, and that cost me time. Even so, starting from the front row means I have a great chance of winning the race tomorrow. This track seems to suit the C-Class perfectly, and I’m really satisfied with my car.”

      Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO AMG Mercedes C-Cass) - fifth (1:19.151):
      “I could have done more in qualifying, but unfortunately I made a mistake on the first turn and lost time. I'm expecting a very close race, because the times in qualifying were very close. A lot will depend on getting the right strategy.”

      Christian Vietoris (Junge Sterne AMG Mercedes C-Class) - tenth (1:19.234):
      “I'm happy with my qualifying result - as the best driver of a one-year old car, I've reached my minimum target. However, it’a a bit annoying because I missed going into the third qualifying segment by only two tenths of a second. Now I would like to secure my first points in the race.”

      Renger van der Zande (stern AMG Mercedes C-Class) - 13th (1:19.502):
      “Qualifying was okay, though I was struggling with my car to some extent. I would ideally have liked to be closer to the front, but when I was on my hot lap, the track was a bit dirty in the final sector. That affected my time and I was unable to finish it off.”

      Susie Stoddart (TV Spielfilm AMG Mercedes C-Class) - 14th (1:19.577):
      “I’ve reached my goal in qualifying and made it into the second session - so I'm happy with my performance. In the race I would be happy to finish in the points like last year.”

      David Coulthard (Deutsche Post AMG Mercedes C-Class) - 15th (1:19.737):
      “15th place is not what I was hoping for. We had a few problems with tyres and balance that we unfortunately could not solve immediately. I hope things go better in the race.”

      Maro Engel (GQ AMG Mercedes C-Class) - 16th (1:19.785):
      “Unfortunately, I haven’t yet found the necessary grip. After second practice, I was hoping for more than 16th place on the grid, but you only score points on Sunday - so I will not give up.”

      Ralf Schumacher (Salzgitter AMG Mercedes C-Class) - 17th (1:19.818):
      “Things didn’t go right today. I haven’t yet got the feeling for the track. The C-Class is definitely good for more, as my team-mates have shown. it won't be easy from P17 on the grid, but is possible in the race, particularly if it rains.”

      Norbert Haug, Vice President, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport:
      “A really strong pole lap by Bruno, just under half a second ahead of Mattias Ekström in P3 in the best-placed Audi. Previously, it had been much, much closer – in Q1, there was a gap of just 0.365 seconds between P1 and Susie in P14. In Q2, the top eight drivers were separated by exactly 0.2 seconds, and the top six – three Audis and three Mercedes C-Class cars – were less than a tenth apart. DTM has never been this close and this exciting. That makes Bruno’s pole today even more valuable and Jamie Green’s second place gives us a front row lockout. Fifth-placed Gary Paffett on the third row of the grid is also in a good position. A big thanks to everyone in our teams – they’ve done a brilliant job here today at the Lausitzring, and we are extremely pleased. Tomorrow, we will focus on what we hope will be a strong race that would give us six wins in a row, and hopefully, our twelfth victory in the fourteenth race at this circuit.”
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        LZH -
        Joe - is any of this stuff broadcast in the US or online ?
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        Joe - is any of this stuff broadcast in the US or online ?
        I don't think it is broadcast on US TV but I'll see if I can find a good online stream.