June 22, 2024


The first qualifying session at Circuit Zolder saw Norbert Kiss continuing on top as Antonio Albacete competitively took a front row start beside him.

Throughout Q3, Albacete looked to be the only driver, who might be able to challenge Kiss for overall pole. There was nothing to be done to stop the Hungarian taking 5/5 poles in 2024 as his 1:56.156 was eight tenths of a second faster than the Spaniard’s best effort. No one set a second flying lap time in Q3, meaning the initial order set the grid.

Jochen Hahn set the third fastest time of 1:57.319, trailing Albacete by three tenths of a second.

José Eduardo Rodrigues had a brilliant start to his Belgian weekend with Chrome class pole and overall fourth for the first race of the weekend. He has the remaining three Titan drivers between him and his Chrome opponents putting him in a strong place to hold the class lead by the chequered flag.

Steffi Halm set the fifth fastest time and will line up ahead of André Kursim, the sixth and final driver to make it into Q3.

It was Sascha Lenz who just missed out on a Q3 appearance, unable to find the last few tenths on his lap to demote Kursim out of the top six. The German explained he just couldn’t get the lap together, costing him a top six start.

Second in Chrome, eighth overall, was Steffen Faas, looking to reel in Rodrigues in the class points standings. He lines up ahead of Mark Taylor in ninth and race-by-race entry Lukas Hahn in tenth.

Q2 was completed by John Newell and Clemens Hecker, taking 11th and 12th respectively.

Luke Garrett narrowly missed out on a Q2 appearance, setting a time that was just 0.5s shy of the lap time set by Newell in Q1. The time was deleted due to a track limits infringement, which dropped him behind Luis Recuenco on the start grid.

Race One gets underway at Circuit Zolder 14:00 local time.

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