Dominik Fugel beats Martin Andersen to Sachsenring pole

Dominik Fugel put his Honda on pole position for the opening ADAC TCR Germany race of the weekend at the Sachsenring, edging out Hyundai Team Engstler’s Martin Andersen by 0.147 seconds.

Fugel set the pace early in the session and held the top spot thereafter, giving the 24-year-old his first pole of the season.

Andersen was a tenth and a half behind, whilst Marcel Fugel made it a strong overall session for Honda ADAC Sachsen at their home circuit, posting the third quickest time, three tenths adrift.

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Championship leader Luca Engstler could only manage fourth, over half a second off the pace, ahead of René Kircher’s Volkswagen in fifth, the Team Oettinger driver just 0.017 seconds slower than Engstler’s Hyundai.

Returning guest driver Christopher Röhner was sixth, ahead of Philipp Regensperger’s Opel in seventh and Nicolas Gruber’s Hyundai in eighth.

The top ten was completed by the Hyundais of Jonas Karklys and Patrick Sing, both over a second off Fugel’s pace.

Title contender Eric Scalvini was down in 11th, 1.5 seconds off the pace in the leading CUPRA in the field.

Race one is scheduled to get underway at 14:10 CEST (13:10 BST).

Session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 88 Dominik FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 4 1:26.139
2 19 Martin ANDERSEN Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:26.286 0.147
3 55 Marcel FUGEL Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 4 1:26.454 0.315
4 8 Luca ENGSTLER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:26.746 0.607
5 80 René KIRCHER Volkswagen Team Oettinger Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 9 1:26.763 0.624
6 47 Christopher RÖHNER Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 7 1:26.767 0.628
7 33 Philipp REGENSPERGER Lubner Motorsport Opel Astra TCR 5 1:26.996 0.857
8 97 Nicolas GRUBER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 9 1:27.186 1.047
9 27 Jonas KARKLYS NordPass Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:27.240 1.101
10 34 Patrick SING RaceSing Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:27.633 1.494
11 6 Eric SCALVINI Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 7 1:27.681 1.542
12 22 Robin JAHR ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau Hyundai i30 N TCR 8 1:28.063 1.924
13 21 Szymon ŁADNIAK JP Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 1:28.137 1.998
14 9 Roland HERTNER Hyundai Team Engstler Hyundai i30 N TCR 4 1:28.924 2.785
15 17 Albert LEGUTKO Albert Legutko Racing Honda Civic Type-R FK2 TCR 10 1:29.243 3.104
16 5 Peter GROSS Wimmer Werk Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 8 1:31.355 5.216
17 56 Günter BENNINGER Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 9 1:31.553 5.414
18 99 Christian VOITHOFER Wimmer Werk Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición TCR 0 No time N/A
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