Niels Langeveld secures pole for Red Bull Ring opener

Niels Langeveld secures pole for Red Bull Ring opener

Photo: Gruppe C / ADAC

Racing One’s Niels Langeveld took pole position at the Red Bull Ring for the opening race of the TCR Germany weekend in his Audi RS 3 LMS.

The Dutch racer edged out fellow Audi driver Antti Buri, who set the pace in the first qualifying session, before Langeveld improved his time to set the pace two tenths clear of the LMS Racing driver.

Making it a trio of Audis at the top was rookie Max Hesse, 0.042s ahead of Mike Halder’s Honda which scored pole last time out at Most.

Local man Harald Proczyk completed the top five, ahead of Benjamin Leuchter’s Volkswagen and fellow Opel driver Luke Wankmüller.

Just 0.005s adrift was Lukas Niedertscheider in his Peugeot, ahead of the Liqui Moly Volkswagen of Luca Engstler.

Propping up the top ten, and therefore taking pole for the reverse-grid race two of the weekend was PROsport Performance’s Sandro Kaibach.

The opening race of the weekend gets underway tomorrow at 11:55 CEST (10:55 BST.)

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 14 Niels LANGEVELD Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 1:37.382 0.000
2 30 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:37.505 0.123
3 19 Max HESSE Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 1:37.551 0.169
4 7 Mike HALDER Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 4 1:37.593 0.211
5 22 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 6 1:37.654 0.272
6 10 Benjamin LEUCHTER Max Kruse Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:37.723 0.341
7 11 Luke WANKMÜLLER HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 6 1:37.857 0.475
8 42 Lukas NIEDERTSCHEIDER Niedertscheider Motorsport Peugeot 308 TCR 6 1:37.862 0.480
9 8 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 4 1:37.954 0.572
10 44 Sandro KAIBACH Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:37.982 0.600
11 54 Simon REICHER YACO Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 1:38.047 0.665
12 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder CUPRA TCR 5 1:38.289 0.907

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 30 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 1:37.709 0.000
2 14 Niels LANGEVELD Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 1:37.711 0.002
3 11 Luke WANKMÜLLER HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 11 1:37.820 0.111
4 44 Sandro KAIBACH Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 1:37.932 0.223
5 22 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 12 1:37.957 0.248
6 10 Benjamin LEUCHTER Max Kruse Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 14 1:37.970 0.261
7 7 Mike HALDER Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 6 1:37.988 0.279
8 8 Luca ENGSTLER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:38.123 0.414
9 42 Lukas NIEDERTSCHEIDER Niedertscheider Motorsport Peugeot 308 TCR 15 1:38.128 0.419
10 19 Max HESSE Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 12 1:38.172 0.463
11 54 Simon REICHER YACO Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 14 1:38.221 0.512
12 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder CUPRA TCR 14 1:38.263 0.554
13 39 Florian THOMA Team Engstler Europe Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 13 1:38.338 0.629
14 3 Kai JORDAN Team Engstler Germany Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 13 1:38.354 0.645
15 77 Justin HÄUßERMANN Team Engstler Germany Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 13 1:38.423 0.714
16 60 Loris PRATTES TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 12 1:38.439 0.730
17 88 Dominik FUGEL Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 12 1:38.563 0.854
18 6 Oliver HOLDENER Wolf-Power Racing CUPRA TCR 10 1:38.583 0.874
19 27 Theo COICAUD Liqui Moly Team Engstler Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 14 1:38.632 0.923
20 47 Niko KANKKUNEN Team Engstler Europe Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:38.742 1.033
21 29 Jussi KUUSINIEMI Positione Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:38.803 1.094
22 17 Jasmin PREISIG Steibel Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 15 1:38.848 1.139
23 23 Sebastian STEIBEL Steibel Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 16 1:38.848 1.139
24 9 Daniel DAVIDOVAC HP Racing International 2 Opel Astra TCR 12 1:38.945 1.236
25 55 Marcel FUGEL Profi-Car Team Halder Honda Civic TCR 2018 13 1:39.160 1.451
26 4 Jan SEYFFERT Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 13 1:39.294 1.585
27 36 Dino CALCUM BC Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 13 1:39.382 1.673
28 33 JC REYNOLDS TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 15 1:40.217 2.508
29 13 Tessitore Tessitore Racing Opel Astra TCR 14 1:40.295 2.586
30 50 Milenko VUKOVIC Wolf-Power Racing 2 Renault Mégane TCR 15 1:41.757 4.048