Antti Buri claims first TCR Germany pole at the Lausitzring

Antti Buri claims first TCR Germany pole at the Lausitzring

Antti Buri, Hyundai Team Engstler, Hyundai i30 N TCR
Photo: ADAC / Gruppe C

Antti Buri claimed pole position for the opening TCR Germany race at the Lausitzring, with the series third-most experienced driver taking his first pole in his maiden appearance for Hyundai Team Engstler.

Buri, who has raced in every season of TCR Germany, was a comfortable 0.365 seconds faster than fellow Hyundai driver Jan Seyffert in Q2, as the top four places were locked out by drivers for the South Korean manufacturer.

Buri’s team-mate Nicolas Gruber was third quickest, the Austrian having been closest to pace-setter Buri in Q1.

HP Racing’s Harald Proczyk was just behind his compatriot in fourth, although last year’s drivers’ title runner-up was over seven tenths adrift.

Dominik Fugel emerged as the best of the rest, the Honda driver in fifth and the only other racer within a second of the pace.

2019 title contender Mike Halder was sixth in the second-best Honda, ahead of his sister Michelle Halder in seventh.

René Kircher put his Volkswagen in eighth, whilst the top ten was completed by the Honda of Marcel Fugel and the Hyundai of racer and journalist Guido Naumann.

Race one is scheduled to get underway at 10:15 CEST (09:15 BST) on Sunday.

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 5 1:28.878 0.000
2 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:29.243 0.365
3 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 1:29.473 0.595
4 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:29.642 0.764
5 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 4 1:29.725 0.847
6 7 Mike HALDER Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 6 1:29.884 1.006
7 53 Michelle HALDER Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 5 1:30.217 1.339
8 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 5 1:30.273 1.395
9 55 Marcel FUGEL Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 4 1:30.792 1.914
10 100 Guido NAUMANN Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:31.023 2.145

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:29.394 0.000
2 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:29.459 0.065
3 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:29.501 0.107
4 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 8 1:29.894 0.500
5 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:30.013 0.619
6 7 Mike HALDER Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 7 1:30.256 0.862
7 55 Marcel FUGEL Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 10 1:30.321 0.927
8 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 8 1:30.352 0.958
9 53 Michelle HALDER Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 9 1:30.446 1.052
10 100 Guido NAUMANN Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:30.484 1.090
11 51 Harri SALMINEN Positione Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:30.724 1.330
12 17 Albert LEGUTKO Albert Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR 10 1:30.840 1.446
13 92 Dziugas TOVILAVICIUS SKUBA RACING TEAM Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:31.369 1.975