The Mühlner Motorsport driver was fastest in qualifying for round one of the Prototype Cup Germany at the Nürburgring. Extremely close qualifying promises high tension in the race.
The qualifying for Saturday's Prototype Cup Germany race at the Nürburgring was hard to beat in terms of excitement. In the last minutes of the session, there were countless time improvements - and the positions at the top changed again and again. When the black and white chequered flag fell, Donar Munding (20/Stuttgart) in the Duqueine D08 from Mühlner Motorsport set the best time with 1:20.569 minutes and thus secured pole position.
"We were very fast throughout the entire qualifying. The track got better and better from minute to minute. I was initially caught at the front, but on my last lap I once again got everything out, hit the corners well and was able to improve on the clock. So of course the joy is great now. A pole position is always something special," beamed Munding, who shares the Duqueine with Matthias Lüthen (41/Hamburg).
With a gap of just 0.078 seconds, Oscar Tunjo (26/COL) set the second fastest time in Rinaldi Racing's Duqueine. "I had some problems with the balance. But we scored a place on the front row of the grid. We are happy about that. The gaps in the field are very small, so it will be an interesting race. Everything is possible. Our goal is the top three," explains Tunjo, who will start together with Mateo Villagomez (19/ECU).
Third place in qualifying went to the Ligier JS P320 of Berkay Besler (23/TUR) and Marvin Dienst (25/Lampertheim, both Toksport WRT). Besler, who was in qualifying, clocked a time of 1:20.685, 0.116 seconds behind.
Just 0.273 seconds back was the Ligier of Mads Siljehaug (26/NOR) and Freddie Hunt (35/GBR, both Reiter Engineering) in fourth position. The Ginetta G61-LT-P3 of Axcil Jefferies (28/ZWE) and Maximilian Hackländer (32/Rüthen, both Konrad Motorsport) completed the top five. With cars from all three brands in the field in the top five positions, the Prototype Cup Germany once again presented an extremely varied and diverse line-up.
In the Prototype Cup Germany, all eyes now turn to the race, which starts at 15:45 and will be broadcast in a free livestream on youtube.com/adac, adac.de/motorsport and youtube.com/24hseries. "It will certainly be hot in turn one," predicts pole-setter Munding. "My team-mate and I both have good pace. So we are confident, want to attack fully and finish on the podium."