Hahn on Nürburgring Pole Again

21 July 2019

Jochen Hahn has put in yet another dominant qualifying performance at the Nürburgring…

Local ace Jochehn Hahn, representing Team Hahn Racing, took his second pole in as many days, despite Norbert Kiss’ formidable challenge this morning.

When it mattered, Hahn posted a time of 1:54.219 while Kiss ended up 0.29s off Hahn’s pole time and will line up alongside the reigning champion on the grid for Race 3 this afternoon.

For Hahn it means that he has scored seven from eight possble poles underlining his brilliance so far in the 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship.

Antonio Albacete, who placed second yesterday, ended up one place down on this occasion and will start third, with Sascha Lenz joining him on the second row of the grid.

Adam Lacko in his Buggyra Racing Freighliner and Steffi Halm in her Team Schwabentruck IVECO will start fifth and sixth respectively.

The IVECOs of René Reinert and André Kursim will form row four of the grid, with the top 10 being completed by Gerd Körber and Anthony Janiec.

The Super Pole session was delayed due to Frankie Vojtisek beaching his MAN truck in the gravel in the closing stages of the earlier Timed Practice.

Kiss sets Pace in Timed Practice

Tankpool24 Racing driver Kiss was the fastest driver in the Timed Practice that determined the Super Pole contestants.

The Hungarian set a time of 1:55.175 and his closest rival was Kursim, 0.15s off his time, with Lenz in third.

Hahn took it easy on this occasion, but fourth fastest time was all he needed to participate to in the Super Pole session.

Trucksport Lutz Bernau driver Antonio Albacete completed the top five, ahead of Reinert, Halm, Lacko, Korber and Anthony Janiec.

José Rodrigues just missed out on the top ten and a Super Pole participation, so will start 11th.

12th overall was Luis Recuenco who was the fastest GRAMMER TRUCK CUP runner on this occasion. The Spaniard outpaced tow French drivers, yesterday’s Race 1 category winner Thomas Robineau and teen sensation Teo Calvet from Lion Truck Racing.

15th and fourth in the GRAMMER TRUCK CUP went to Terry Gibbon, who led his compatriots Jamie Anderson and Oly Janes.

José Eduardo Rodrigues, Frankie Vojtisek and Erwin Kleinnagelvoort completed the top 20, with Franck Conti, Clemens Hecker and Jennifer Janiec being the final qualifiers.

Fabio Citignola had a gearbox issue and missed the qualifying, with his Team Tankpool24 outfit working hard in order to prepare his time for Race 3.