Antti Buri sets the first pole of the year in TCR Germany
01 August 2020
On his first appearance at the wheel of the Hyundai i30 N, Antti Buri set pole position for the opening race of the TCR Germany championship at Lausitzring.
Buri topped both Q1 and Q2 and clocked the fastest lap of 1:28.878 in the second segment of the session; he was the only driver to break the 1:29 wall. Three other Hyundai cars filled the positions behind him.
In Q1, Jan Seyffert posted a first provisional best lap of 1:29.515 that was bettered by Nico Gruber’s 1:29.459 and eventually by Buri’s 1:29.394.
With 13 cars on the track and 10 admitted to Q2, none of the top drivers took the risk of improving their lap times and positions. Eventually only Salminen, Legutko and Tovilavičius did not make the cut.
All the fastest times in Q2 were set on the first lap out, with Buri topping the list ahead of Seyffert, Gruber and Harald Proczyk; Dominik Fugel, Mike Halder and his sister Michelle qualified in the positions between 5 and 7 at the wheel of their Honda cars.
Both races will be streamed live on Sunday at www.tcr-series.com; Race 1 will start at 10:15 and Race 2 at 14:40, local time (CEST).
1:28.878 Antti Buri (Hyundai Team Engstler, Hyundai i30 N)
1:29.243 Jan Seyffert (HP Racing International, Hyundai i30 N)
1:29.473 Nico Gruber (Hyundai Team Engstler, Hyundai i30 N)
1:29.642 Harald Proczyk (HP Racing International, Hyundai i30 N)
1:29.725 Dominik Fugel (Profi-Car Honda, Honda Civic Type R)
1. Antti Buri 5 pts; 2. Jan Seyffert 4; 3. Nico Gruber 3
Picture: ADAC Motorsport
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