June 9, 2024


As the Goodyear FIA ETRC had its first Titan-exclusive Q3, Norbert Kiss continued his strong form of consistent pole positions, taking the first spot on the grid for Race 3.

Once again, it had looked like there would be a fight for the front as the final laps of qualifying got underway. André Kursim found some great pace to go fastest in sector one.  

The margin Kiss gained in sector two, however, was enough to almost guarantee pole position, and just to make sure there was no doubt, he took the fastest sector three as well. The 2:42.285 gave him almost half a second on Jochen Hahn, who will once again start alongside Kiss.  

Sascha Lenz took third on the grid, with Kursim’s impressive sector one pace gifting him a P4 start, his highest starting position of the season. Antonio Albacete and Steffi Halm complete the Titian grid, fifth and sixth respectively both in class and on the track.  

José Eduardo Rodrigues continued his impressive Slovakia Ring event with another Chrome pole position. Mark Taylor tried as he might to find the three tenths that separated him from the class leader but it was deemed too much for the Brit to steal class pole. He will share the row with Rodrigues, seventh and eighth on the starting grid.  

Luis Recuenco finished third in class, ninth on the grid, and will line up beside Luke Garrett, back on the track after an electrical issue prevented him from finishing Race 2.  

John Newell and Steffen Faas both suffered issues that prevented them from taking part fully in qualifying. Newell managed to set one lap time before his turbocharger failed, forcing him to pit for the team to replace it, which is why he will start ahead of Steffen Faas.  

Faas did not set a lap time due to a cylinder not firing in his engine. He has been allowed to enter the race by the stewards – a regulation for any competitor who does not set a lap time in qualifying – so if the repairs are completed in time he will start Race 3 beside Newell.

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