Martin Andersen heads Team Engstler 1-2 in Nürburgring qualifying

Martin Andersen took pole position for the opening ADAC TCR Germany race of the weekend at the Nürburgring, beating Liqui Moly Team Engstler team-mate Szymon Ładniak by 0.345 seconds.

Andersen, the current championship leader, smashed the previous lap record around the short Nürburgring circuit by almost seven tenths of a second as he secured his third pole position of the season, with Ładniak unable to get close to the Dane.

NordPass’ Jonas Karklys was the best of the Hyundai drivers in third, ahead of ROJA Motorsport’s Jessica Bäckman in fourth, the Swede being just over half a second off the pace.

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The only other driver within a second of Andersen was ROJA’s René Kircher in fifth.

Vincent Radermecker qualified his Opel Astra in sixth, ahead of the Hyundai i30 of Patrick Sing in seventh.

Marco Butti put his new Audi in eighth on his first appearance in the German series, whilst the top ten was completed by ROJA’s Robin Jahr and Max Gruhn’s self-entered Audi.

Race one is due to take place at 16:50 CEST (15:50 BST).

Session results

POS NO NAT DRIVER ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 19 Martin ANDERSEN Liqui Moly Team Engstler Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 4 1:32.958
2 21 Szymon ŁADNIAK Liqui Moly Team Engstler Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 8 1:33.303 0.345
3 27 Jonas KARKLYS NordPass Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:33.341 0.383
4 26 Jessica BÄCKMAN ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau Hyundai Veloster N TCR 9 1:33.470 0.512
5 8 René KIRCHER ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau Hyundai i30 N TCR 11 1:33.517 0.559
6 11 Vincent RADERMECKER maurer motorsport Holden Astra TCR 9 1:34.039 1.081
7 34 Patrick SING RaceSing Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:34.042 1.084
8 46 Marco BUTTI Elite Motorsport Audi RS3 LMS TCR 2021 6 1:34.223 1.265
9 22 Robin JAHR ROJA Motorsport by ASL Lichtblau Hyundai Veloster N TCR 8 1:34.234 1.276
10 13 Max GRUHN Gruhn Stahlbau Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 2021 8 1:34.537 1.579
11 9 Roland HERTNER Liqui Moly Team Engstler Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR 7 1:34.633 1.675
12 38 Kai ROSOWSKI K-Ro Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:36.601 3.643
13 17 Michael MAURER maurer motorsport Holden Astra TCR 9 1:40.996 8.038
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