Qualifying for Saturday’s race of the ADAC GT4 Germany at the Nürburgring was really exciting: Shortly before the end of the session, Marcel Lenerz (Piro Sports) secured first place on the grid in the Toyota GR Supra GT4. He lapped the 3.629-kilometre circuit in the Eifel in exactly 1:32.044 minutes.

    For Lenerz there were several reasons to be happy. It is not only his personal first pole position in the ADAC GT4 Germany, but also the first pole for a Toyota in the ADAC sports car series. The Hessian is also celebrating his 25th birthday today.

    “I gifted myself with pole position. A birthday couldn’t start any better,” said Lenerz, who shares the car with Cedric Piro. “Nevertheless, qualifying was difficult. In the cool temperatures, the tires took a little longer to get up to temperature. Unfortunately, when the peak was reached, I had some traffic. But then I found another gap in the full field. That was it the poles.”

    By driving the fastest qualifying lap, Lenerz received the Pirelli Pole Position Award and was given a tire voucher in connection with this. The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 of Nicolaj Möller Madsen and Finn Zulauf (W&S Motorsport) finished second in qualifying. Möller Madsen, who qualified, was 0.205 seconds behind the leader.

    Third place went to the Porsche of Vincent Andronaco and Leo Pichler (Allied Racing), 0.329 seconds down. Fourth went to Hugo Sasse and Mike David Ortmann (Prosport Racing), 0.358s back in the Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

    Jan Philipp Springob and Robin Falkenbach (Team ZVO) in the Mercedes-AMG GT4 completed the top 5. Thus, vehicles from four brands were in the first five places.

    “Of course, every driver who drives a race wants to win. That’s the goal this time too. We definitely have the right car for it and also the pace. That’s why I’m very positive about the race,” says pole-setter Lenerz optimistic about the seventh race of the ADAC GT4 Germany 2022.

    The first race of the ADAC GT4 Germany will start on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on sport.de and on adac.de/motorsport.