Tonight’s FIA World Endurance Championship race at the Nürburgring looks set to be a classic after Audi narrowly claimed pole position for the six-hour race.
Qualifying took place on a drying track and the lap times tumbled down.
The Audi entries proved consistently quickest and managed to take the top two positions with the teams No.7 car driven by Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler taking a 0.266 second advantage over team-mates Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi.
The second row of the grid will feature two Porsche hybrids after Mark Webber and Timo Bernhard finished third quickest ahead of Marc Lieb and Neel Jani.
The two Toyota entries, which are out to put the last round Le Mans disappointment behind them, will start from the third row of the grid.
While Aston Martin took its first GTE Pro pole of the season with Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen.
Pole-sitter, Andre Lotterer said he was delighted to find the most speed in qualifying.
“We targeted doing three laps and it went according to plan.
“We had a good car - a good tool to do something.”
The 4th round of the WEC at Nürburgring commences at 9pm AEST tonight.