July 15, 2023


The second qualifying session of the weekend went the way of Norbert Kiss, who took pole position by a second over Sacha Lenz. Lukas Hahn stole the local crowd’s hearts by putting a home town hero on Promoter’s Cup pole.

After the rain that shortened Race 2 this morning, the sun shone on the Nürburgring Qualifying. Kiss was on his usual form, leading the ten drivers into Super Pole with a 0.2 second advantage.

Sacha Lenz tried as hard as he could, lapping continuously in the ten minute Super Pole, to try and catch Kiss but he couldn’t do anything to dent the one second advantage the Hungarian had. He had to settle for second and will take a front row start beside Kiss for this afternoon’s Race 3.

Antonio Albacete and Jochen Hahn keep up their championship fight sharing the second row, third and fourth respectively. It has certainly been advantage Albacete for the first half of this weekend, so Hahn will be looking to get back some ground in Race 3 after his Race 2 disappointment.

Steffi Halm and Jamie Anderson continue their season battle from the third row of the grid, with Halm ahead of the Brit. Halm managed to take her second podium of the season in the earlier rain-shortened race, so will be looking to repeat that performance for Race 3.

Lukas Hahn not only took Promoter’s Cup Pole for the second time this weekend, but out-performed Titan driver André Kursim to take seventh on the overall grid. Kursim put a buffer between Hahn and his Chrome class pursuers José Eduardo Rodrigues and Mark Taylor, who completed the Super Pole competitors.

Taylor had looked to be in a strong position for Promoter’s Cup Pole as Lukas Hahn nearly didn’t make it through to the top ten. He ended the Qualifying session top of the class, but both Hahn and Rodrigues pulled out those additional tenths for Super Pole.

A late improvement from Lukas Hahn saw Steffen Faas knocked out of Super Pole, a disappointment for the Race 2 class winner. He will start today’s final race 11th ahead of Luis Recuenco, Clemens Hecker, Erwin Kleinnagelvoort and John Newell, who completed the grid. It was an impressive performance from Recuenco who has been struggling with suspension issues today, which hampered his potential pace for qualifying.

Race 3 is due to start at 17:55.

Can Kiss make it three race wins on the bounce? Tune in later to find out!

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