Isidro Callejas delighted after ‘crazy’ pole position lap in Germany

Brutal Fish Racing Team’s Isidro Callejas admitted he believed the team’s decision to switch him and teammate Jack Young around on the track helped him gain his maiden pole position in TCR Europe at the Nürburgring.

Honda Civic driver Callejas ended the second part of qualifying top of the timesheets after defeating both championship frontrunner Franco Girolami and Sebastien Loeb Racing driver Niels Langeveld by less than a tenth of a second on Saturday morning.

“Jack (Young) and I spent much of Qualifying running together for the tow, but it didn’t really work and so we decided to put Jack in my tow and I think that worked better for the two of us,” explained Callejas after taking pole position in Germany.

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“It was a crazy lap, especially when you think I was towing him on my fastest lap! I am so proud of the job we have been doing since the very start of the season. It was an incredible lap: I managed to put everything into that one lap.

Despite his strong result early on Saturday, the young Spaniard also revealed that his attention must quickly change to race one of the weekend.

“Races are different so you have to be full-focus, make a good start and push hard,” added Callejas ahead of race one later today.

Brutal Fish will also see another of their drivers – Jack Young – start the reverse grid race two from pole after he finished Q2 in tenth.

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