Adam Kout secures pole-position in red-flagged qualifying session

Czech driver Adam Kout, driving a Hyundai Elantra, won the first qualifying session of the 2024 season. With three minutes remaining, a red flag halted the session because of the car in the safety zone, and it was not resumed. As a result, Kout, from the Hyundai Janík Motorsport team, maintained the fastest time, edging out local driver Attila Bucsi, who drove a Hyundai i30 for M1RA Motorsport.

The second row for today’s start will be occupied by reigning champion Maťo Homola, who will start alongside Giacomo Ghermandi in a Honda Civic. Two other Hondas, driven by René Kircher and Davit Kajaia from Mertel Motorsport, will start from the third row.

Last year’s Clio Cup champion, Martin Kadlečík, made his debut behind the wheel of an Audi from Aditis Racing, setting the seventh fastest time. Starting behind him will be Petr Čížek. The top 10 is rounded out by Žarko Knego and Vít Smejkal.

TCR Balaton Park Qualifying