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Sunday in Zolder Part 1 – Hahn hoists pole for the 11th time this season

Zolder - Early morning this second race day at Zolder the sky was a deep blue, just like yesterday. The timetable here starts later on Sundays because of the mass that is held at a chapel in the infield. The teams, though, weren’t at the service but deep asleep. At the next round in Le Mans they’ll be busy with the warm-up from a quarter past eight; here the trucks’ first outing today was at 10:30.
Spaniard Antonio Albacete (MAN) came closest to 1:57 with his 1:58.087; nobody else appeared to be in any hurry.
Qualifying kicked off three quarters of an hour later. The first nine were back in after just one flying lap, all certain of getting a second go in the Super Pole – including Albacete, even though he was only ninth, almost 1.3 seconds slower than he’d gone in the warm-up...

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Saturday in Zolder Part 3 - Third win of the season for Reinert

Saturday in Zolder Part 3 - Third win of the season for Reinert

Saturday’s second race was certainly one of the more chaotic we’ve seen this season. Gibbon was on pole for the second time, but that was of no advantage to the Brit. While he did manage to make it out of the first corner ahead of Reinert, the race was red-flagged immediately after. Jenkins had slid off into the expanse of gravel bordering T1, dragging a couple of competitors with him. Fabio Citignola’s tankpool24 Mercedes could not be got to start again and had to be towed out. The drag link on the truck’s steering was badly bent, which meant he would not be able to take part in the restart anyway. But it took an age before the Mercedes was safely out of the way...

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Saturday in Zolder Part 2 - Unexpected win for Hahn

Saturday in Zolder Part 2 - Unexpected win for Hahn

Sascha Lenz, whose MAN had run flawlessly in free practice yesterday and in the warm-up and in qualifying earlier today, made a beeline for the pits behind the pace truck at the end of the formation lap – he’d apparently noticed a problem with the truck’s electronics. The intrepid young warrior from Weißenthurm would certainly have entertained hopes of ascending the podium.
But there was more of note – polesitter Hahn lost the start sprint to Albacete. The two of them proceeded to pull away from the rest, Lacko trailing in P3 ahead of a Kursim-headed quartet that included Kiss, Reinert, and Halm...

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