Jan Seyffert takes victory in Hockenheimring opener

Jan Seyffert led home HP Racing International teammate Harald Proczyk in round five of the ADAC TCR Germany series at the Hockenheimring to claim his first win of the season.

Seyffert had been trailing pole sitter Nico Gruber for the opening stages of the race but made his move on the Austrian driver on lap seven and then would dominate the remainder of the 30-minute race.

Behind the leading duo, third went to Albert Legutko, in his FK2 spec Honda, who had dived up the inside of René Kircher at the hairpin on lap 15 after being in a three-way battle also with Lithuanian Dzliugas Tovilavicius.

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The SKUBA Racing Team driver tried to follow Legutko through past Kircher in the same move, but the Volkswagen Team Oettinger driver held him off on the exit of the corner but suffered problems late on that saw him finish ninth.

The slowing Gruber gradually fell further back through the field with what appeared to be tyre degradation issues, firstly losing out to Proczyk on lap nine at turn two, before then falling to the back of the field by the end of the race.

Team Engstler’s Antti Buri had looked strong early in the race and had at one point been battling Seyffert, but was caught by Albert Legutko for third place

On lap 10 Buri then attempted to fight back after losing fourth at turn one but ran wide on the exit of turn two that dropped him to seventh. He ended the race in 12th after slowing in the latter stages.

Fifth went to debutant Phillip Walsdorf in his Lubner Motorsport Opel, with Harri Salminen, Szymon Ladniak, Felix Wimmer and Rene Kircher completing the top ten.

Race two of the 2020 ADAC TCR Germany series at the Hockenheimring takes place on Sunday at 11:50 CEST (10:50 BST).

Race result

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME BEST GD
1 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 18 LAPS 1:49.655 2
2 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 8.222 1:50.472 7
3 17 Albert LEGUTKO Albert Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR 18 12.285 1:50.334 11
4 92 Dziugas TOVILAVICIUS SKUBA RACING TEAM Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 13.338 1:50.154 10
5 84 Philipp WALSDORF Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 18 20.215 1:50.623 8
6 51 Harri SALMINEN Positione Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 23.538 1:51.232 16
7 21 Szymon LADNIAK GT2 Motorsports Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 25.039 1:51.033 14
8 24 Felix WIMMER Team Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 18 25.383 1:50.449 3
9 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 18 29.451 1:49.910 5
10 6 Steffen REDLICH Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 18 43.600 1:50.986 12
11 101 Niki SCHELLE Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 57.348 1:52.351 13
12 56 Günter BENNINGER Team Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición 18 1:32.096 1:53.021 15
13 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 18 1:39.768 1:49.847 4
14 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 17 + 1 LAP 1:50.359 1
15 55 Marcel FUGEL Profi Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 17 + 1 LAP 1:50.250 6
R 88 Dominik FUGEL Profi Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 3 DNF 1:52.429 9
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