Niels Langeveld claims pole position for home race at Zandvoort

Niels Langeveld claims pole position for home race at Zandvoort

Niels Langeveld
Photo: ADAC / Gruppe C

Racing One’s Niels Langeveld claimed his first pole position of the season in qualifying for the ADAC TCR Germany series at Zandvoort, putting his Audi on pole ahead of the RS3 of LMS Racing’s Antti Buri.

Langeveld, who is currently second in the drivers’ standings, used his local knowledge to perfect effect in qualifying, beating Buri to the top time by two tenths of a second after being at the top of the timesheets throughout Q2 and having earlier headed up the Q1 times.

“First place – that’s what I imagined,” admitted Langeveld. “Now, of course, we want to get the best result from the best grid position.”

Finn Buri therefore had to settle for second in an all-Audi front row of the grid for race one, marking his third front-row start of the season.

Championship leader Harald Proczyk put his HP Racing Opel in third, three tenths from his chief rival, ahead of the leading Honda of Mike Halder in fourth.

Prosport Performance’s Max Hesse underlined the strength of the Audi’s at the Dune side circuit by qualifying in fifth, ahead of the leading Hyundai of Team Engstler’s Theo Coicaud in sixth.

TOPCAR Sport’s Loris Prattes scored a best-ever qualifying result of seventh in his CUPRA, ahead of Yaco Racing’s Simon Reicher in eighth.

Completing the top ten and securing the reversed-grid front row for race two were the second HP Racing Opel of Luke Wankmüller and Hyundai Team Engstler’s Luca Engstler, the latter taking his first reverse-grid pole position in the series.

Michelle Halder missed out on the reversed grid and put her CUPRA in 11th, ahead of the leading Volkswagen Golf of Benjamin Leuchter in 12th.

Race one gets underway at 16:50 CEST (15:50 BST).

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 14 Niels LANGEVELD Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:45.892 0.000
2 30 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 1:46.118 0.226
3 22 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 5 1:46.230 0.338
4 7 Mike HALDER Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 5 1:46.274 0.382
5 19 Max HESSE Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 4 1:46.288 0.396
6 27 Theo COICAUD Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:46.500 0.608
7 60 Loris PRATTES TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 5 1:46.554 0.662
8 54 Simon REICHER YACO Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:46.562 0.670
9 11 Luke WANKMÜLLER HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 5 1:46.612 0.720
10 8 Luca ENGSTLER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:46.627 0.735
11 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder CUPRA TCR 6 1:46.775 0.883
12 10 Benjamin LEUCHTER Max Kruse Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:46.882 0.990

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 14 Niels LANGEVELD Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR 6 1:46.103 0.000
2 54 Simon REICHER YACO Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 8 1:46.222 0.119
3 7 Mike HALDER Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 7 1:46.277 0.174
4 22 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 6 1:46.346 0.243
5 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder CUPRA TCR 7 1:46.415 0.312
6 27 Theo COICAUD Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 1:46.583 0.480
7 8 Luca ENGSTLER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:46.583 0.480
8 11 Luke WANKMÜLLER HP Racing International Opel Astra TCR 6 1:46.593 0.490
9 30 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 8 1:46.656 0.553
10 19 Max HESSE Prosport Performance Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 1:46.730 0.627
11 60 Loris PRATTES TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 12 1:46.825 0.722
12 10 Benjamin LEUCHTER Max Kruse Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 9 1:46.879 0.776
13 88 Dominik FUGEL Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic TCR 2018 12 1:46.939 0.836
14 3 Kai JORDAN Team Engstler Germany Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 1:47.129 1.026
15 17 Jasmin PREISIG Steibel Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 11 1:47.187 1.084
16 42 Lukas NIEDERTSCHEIDER Niedertscheider Motorsport Peugeot 308 TCR 12 1:47.189 1.086
17 47 Niko KANKKUNEN Team Engstler Europe Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:47.290 1.187
18 29 Jussi KUUSINIEMI Positione Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 1:47.355 1.252
19 39 Florian THOMA Team Engstler Europe Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 13 1:47.759 1.656
20 99 Maurits SANDBERG Racing One Audi RS3 LMS TCR 11 1:48.600 2.497
21 33 JC REYNOLDS TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 12 1:48.983 2.880
22 23 Sebastian STEIBEL Steibel Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 8 1:49.165 3.062