May 22, 2022


Racing in a class of his own, Norbert Kiss took pole position for the third race at Misano World Circuit with a comfortable four-tenth advantage.

Even ahead of progressing to Super Pole, Kiss had seemed to be in a class of his own. The 2:02.034 came out of nowhere, and none of the reigning champion’s rivals had a response. His pole position time was five-hundreths of a second slower (2:02.087), but still enough for him to only need to set one flying lap in the final ten minute session. 

The only other driver to set a 2m2s lap time was second-placed Jochen Hahn, who will be looking to make the pass on Kiss he failed to complete in Race 1 to score his first win of the year. 

Championship rival and only other two-time podium visitor so far this weekend, Sascha Lenz, lines up third on the grid, a further six tenths down on Hahn’s time. Lenz’s race pace and determination to make progress up the grid was something spectacular to watch yesterday, so he will be looking for more repeat performances this afternoon. 

The top five was completed by Adam Lacko, who commented that after yesterday’s retirement he still had some issues with his Freightliner, and Antonio Albacete. The Spaniard started race 2 from fifth where he picked up his first victory in the Goodyear FIA ETRC since 2019, so is another who will be hoping to repeat yesterday’s result this afternoon. 

Téo Calvet, once again, starts on Promoter’s Cup pole, but where yesterday he had no other Chrome drivers in Super Pole with him, José Rodrigues made sure that wasn’t the case today. The pair will start behind Steffi Halm and Andre Kursim (Calvet eighth on the grid), and will be split by Anthony Janiec in ninth. 

Rene Reinert had been on track to knock Calvet out of Super Pole, as the bottom three were split by only a tenth of a second. For a moment it seemed he had, but a tenth improvement from Calvet pushed Reinert just outside the top ten. He will start 11th ahead of Steffen Faas, Shane Brereton, Jamie Anderson and Thomas Robineau. 

Clemens Hecker continued to suffer issues off the back of his fuel leak that prevented him from taking part in race 2. After not setting a time in this morning’s Warm Up, he didn’t take to the track for qualifying as repairs continued. He will have to appeal to the race stewards to be allowed to take part in any of the racing this afternoon.

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