Antti Buri claims pole position for TCR Germany finale

Antti Buri has claimed pole position for the season finale of the ADAC TCR Germany series at Oschersleben, taking the Hyundai driver to just six points from championship leader Harald Proczyk.

Buri lapped the circuit in 1 minute 31.474 seconds to claim his second pole of the season, as guest entry Tiago Monteiro took second on the grid for race one, less than a tenth behind.

Monteiro, drafted in to assist with Dominik Fugel’s title bid, is racing at Oschersleben for the first time since 2011 when the WTCC last took on the circuit.

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Fugel, who was quickest in Q1, put his Honda in third, although Monteiro will surely make little effort to hold up his team-mate in the weekend’s races.

Series leader Proczyk was fourth, the Austrian 0.392 seconds adrift of the pole time set by fellow Hyundai racer Buri.

Jan Seyffert followed his team-mate in fifth, ahead of the leading Volkswagen of Lithuanian Dziugas Tovilavicius in sixth, the only other driver within a second of the pace.

Marcel Fugel put his Honda in seventh, crucially giving the younger Fugel an extra point in his battle for the Junior title with René Kircher.

Kircher himself was just behind in eighth, whilst the top ten was completed by the Hyundais of Nicolas Gruber and guest starter Luca Engstler, the latter failing to set a time in the second part of qualifying due to damage to his rear axle.

Pole position for the final race of the year goes to Kircher, who benefits from the top eight being reversed.

Albert Legutko was the only driver to be eliminated in Q1, the Honda driver being over two seconds off the pace.

Race one gets underway at 10:00 GMT (11:00 CET) on Saturday.

Q2 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:31.474 0.000
2 18 Tiago MONTEIRO Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 6 1:31.561 0.087
3 88 Dominik FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 6 1:31.865 0.391
4 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:31.866 0.392
5 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:32.084 0.610
6 92 Dziugas TOVILAVICIUS SKUBA RACING TEAM Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 5 1:32.466 0.992
7 55 Marcel FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 5 1:32.691 1.217
8 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:32.868 1.394
9 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:33.157 1.683
10 108 Luca ENGSTLER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 0 No time N/A

Q1 results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 88 Dominik FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 9 1:31.703 0.000
2 108 Luca ENGSTLER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:31.715 0.012
3 18 Tiago MONTEIRO Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 11 1:31.835 0.132
4 8 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:31.928 0.225
5 98 Jan SEYFFERT HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 1:32.328 0.625
6 2 Harald PROCZYK HP Racing International Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 1:32.472 0.769
7 13 Antti BURI Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:32.529 0.826
8 55 Marcel FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 11 1:32.640 0.937
9 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 10 1:32.950 1.247
10 92 Dziugas TOVILAVICIUS SKUBA RACING TEAM Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 12 1:33.436 1.733
11 17 Albert LEGUTKO Albert Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR 11 1:34.002 2.299
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