Jens Reno Møller hopeful of podium after ‘lucky’ reverse grid pole

Jens Reno Møller hopeful of podium after ‘lucky’ reverse grid pole

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Jens Reno Møller is hoping to convert his “lucky” reverse-grid pole position into silverware in the final TCR Europe race at Paul Ricard tomorrow after qualifying tenth.

The Reno Racing driver put in a quickest time of 2:14.762 seconds around the 3.6 mile circuit in his Honda Civic Type R FK7 to line up alongside Francisco Mora’s Hyundai i30 N TCR for this afternoons race.

A fully reversed top ten means the duo will front up the grid tomorrow.

Møller also admitted he and the team are struggling to understand Yokohama’s new-for-2018 tyres for the series.

Møller’s promotion to tenth came in the final part of qualifying after Igor Stefanovski’s time was deleted for exceeding track limits, demoting the Macedonian to P11.

“We were a little bit lucky to get pole for Race 2 because we were P11 and someone ahead (Stefanovski) got a lap deleted because of track limits,” explained Møller.

“We are not satisfied at all, because we wanted to be in the top five but we are struggling to understand the new Yokohama tyres.

“To start from pole is always fantastic, everything can happen. I did it last year at the Hungaroring where I started from pole and stayed on the podium.

“In the race today, we start from P10 and let’s see if we can find some good speed. Tomorrow the aim is to be on the podium.”