July 14, 2023


With the first qualifying session of the weekend taking place today in the Int. ADAC Truck Grand Prix’s three-day timetable, Norbert Kiss has taken the first points with his seventh pole of the season. With this, he has continued his streak of taking every pole available from qualifying sessions so far this year.

The margin was smaller than usual, however, with second-placed Sascha Lenz just three-tenths off of Kiss’ 1:54.476. He had a similar margin over third place Jochen Hahn. In terms of the championship fight, Lenz starting ahead of Antonio Albacete, who qualified fifth, puts him in a great place to extend the lead he built over the Spaniard last time out in Poland.

Jamie Anderson split Albacete from his championship rivals, taking fourth on the grid. Just 0.057s split the pair at the chequered flag, making it one of the closest qualifying battles this season.

Steffi Halm pushed hard to get a good starting position for her first home race of the weekend and will line up eighth behind André Kursim who, despite having his fastest lap time deleted, hung onto sixth on this afternoon’s starting grid.

Lukas Hahn took the first Promoter’s Cup pole of the weekend beating class leader José Eduardo Rodrigues by six-tenths of a second. The Chrome class leader almost did not feature in Super Pole, but a last lap improvement saw him demote Steffen Faas out, not only giving the Portuguese driver a shot at class pole but also preventing his closest championship rival from doing so. Rodrigues lines up ninth on the overall grid.

Mark Taylor has continued his strong performance from Poznań, taking another Super Pole appearance, tenth on the overall grid and third in the Promoter’s Cup starting order. He was 1.3 seconds off Hahn’s Promoter’s Cup pole time, but is in a decent position to pick up another Promoter’s Cup podium.

Faas will be disappointed to not have made it to Super Pole, and will start directly behind his championship rival in 11th. He shares the sixth row of the grid with returning Clemens Hecker, who showed good pace after missing out on the second day of racing at TOR Poznań.

Second race-by-race entrant Erwin Kleinnagelvoort took 13th on the grid and will start beside Luis Recuenco. John Newell completed the 15-strong field and will start on the final row of the grid on his own.

Race 1 goes green at 16:40 CEST to complete the track action today at the Nürburgring.

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