Harald Proczyk claims pole position for TCR Germany opener

Harald Proczyk claims pole position for TCR Germany opener

Harald Proczyk
Photo: ADAC / Gruppe C

Reigning ADAC TCR Germany champion Harald Proczyk claimed pole position for the opening round of the series at Oschersleben, with the Hyundai driver beating Max Hesse to the top time.

HP Racing’s Proczyk had been just sixth in the first part of qualifying, but pulled out a lap in Q2 which smashed the lap record at Oschersleben by almost eight tenths of a second.

Hyundai Team Engstler’s Hesse was second, making it a Hyundai i30 N 1-2 at the top of the times, ahead of the Honda ADAC Sachsen duo of Mike Halder and Dominik Fugel in third and fourth respectively.

Hyundai Team Engstler’s Hesse was second, making it a Hyundai i30 N 1-2 at the top of the times, ahead of the Honda ADAC Sachsen duo of Mike Halder and Dominik Fugel in third and fourth respectively.

The second Engstler Hyundai of Theo Coicaud was fifth, ahead of the leading VW Team Oettinger Golf of Malaysian Mitchell Cheah in sixth, the last driver within a second of the pace.

Proczyk’s team-mate Lukas Niedertscheider was seventh and the slowest of the full-season Hyundai drivers, ahead of the leading Audi of LMS Racing’s Antti Buri in eighth.

The Honda of Michelle Halder and the Hyundai of guest driver Guido Naumann completed the top ten, giving the latter the reverse-grid pole position for the second race of the weekend.

IMC Motorsport’s Steve Kirsch scraped through to Q2 in his Opel, but the experienced German could only qualify in 11th, ahead of Brit Bradley Burns in the Pyro Motorsport Honda. Burns had earlier been an impressive second quickest in Q1 but failed to post a time in Q2.

None of the CUPRA drivers made it through to Q2, with TOPCAR Sport’s Julien Apothéloz being the best in 14th, whilst JC Reynold’s was the slowest of all in 18th, almost three seconds off the pace.

The first race of the season gets underway at 15:25 CEST (14:25 BST) and will be streamed live online at the ADAC TCR Germany YouTube channel.

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 1 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:30.666 0.000
2 19 Max HESSE Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 1:30.845 0.179
3 7 Mike HALDER Profi-Car Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 5 1:30.949 0.283
4 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi-Car Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 5 1:31.093 0.427
5 27 Theo COICAUD Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:31.123 0.457
6 29 Mitchell CHEAH Min Jie VW Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:31.625 0.959
7 42 Lukas NIEDERTSCHEIDER HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:31.713 1.047
8 13 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 1:31.778 1.112
9 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 6 1:32.132 1.466
10 100 Guido NAUMANN Hyundai Team Engstler 2 Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:32.426 1.760
11 41 Steve KIRSCH IMC Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 5 1:32.830 2.164
12 6 Bradley BURNS Team Pyro Motorsport Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 2 No time N/A

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 19 Max HESSE Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:31.203 0.000
2 6 Bradley BURNS Team Pyro Motorsport Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 9 1:31.723 0.520
3 7 Mike HALDER Profi-Car Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 5 1:31.819 0.616
4 27 Theo COICAUD Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 9 1:31.850 0.647
5 29 Mitchell CHEAH Min Jie VW Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 1:31.893 0.690
6 1 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 9 1:32.112 0.909
7 42 Lukas NIEDERTSCHEIDER HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 1:32.183 0.980
8 13 Antti BURI LMS Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 1:32.218 1.015
9 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi-Car Team Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 7 1:32.414 1.211
10 53 Michelle HALDER Profi-Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 7 1:32.465 1.262
11 100 Guido NAUMANN Hyundai Team Engstler 2 Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 1:32.960 1.757
12 41 Steve KIRSCH IMC Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 10 1:32.967 1.764
13 8 René KIRCHER racing one Audi RS3 LMS TCR 10 1:32.988 1.785
14 22 Julien APOTHÉLOZ TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 11 1:33.082 1.879
15 98 Jan SEYFFERT Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 9 1:33.361 2.158
16 99 Maurits SANDBERG VW Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 10 1:33.588 2.385
17 23 Sebastian STEIBEL Steibel Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 11 1:33.767 2.564
18 33 Joshua Corren REYNOLDS TOPCAR Sport CUPRA TCR 11 1:34.016 2.813