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Occasion preview: FIA WTCR Race of Hungary-Autopresse.eu

Occasion preview: FIA WTCR Race of Hungary-Autopresse.eu

Occasion preview: FIA WTCR Race of Hungary

2020-10-16 09:38:00


Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’s Yann Ehrlacher begins the WTCR Race of Hungary occasion because the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader with a 21-point margin over the chasing pack, which is now led by Tom Coronel following his Race 2 triumph in Slovakia for Comtoyou DHL Workforce Audi Sport.

WTCR Rookie Driver Gilles Magnus holds a powerful third within the standings following his podium double in Slovakia in a Comtoyou Audi, additional proof of the RACB Nationwide Workforce-backed driver’s fast development.

Nathanaël Berthon, who like Comtoyou team-mate and WTCR Trophy rival Coronel received within the WTCR for the primary time on Sunday, is fourth within the desk 14 factors behind Coronel after he accomplished the Slovakia Ring weekend because the TAG Heuer Most Invaluable Driver.

Whereas Berthon, Coronel and Ehrlacher have all received within the WTCR this season, King of WTCR and residential hero Norbert Michelisz continues to be chasing his first triumph of the present marketing campaign in his BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse entry. Though he received’t be roared on by the 1000’s of vocal followers that historically descend on the Hungaroring as a result of occasion being held behind closed doorways amid COVID-19 restrictions, the house hero shall be depend on an enormous digital following.

After netting breakthrough podiums in Belgium and Germany Attila Tassi will use his residence occasion to hit again from a irritating journey to Slovakia for ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport. Bence Boldizs and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner full the native driver contingent in CUPRA Leon Competición TCRs run by Hungarian workforce Zengő Motorsport, which might additionally depend on the providers of WTCR race winner Mikel Azcona from Spain.

Tassi’s fellow Honda-powered driver Néstor Girolami received twice in Hungary final 12 months and has floor to make up within the factors chase following his high-speed accident in Race 2 at WTCR Race of Slovakia. The severity of the crash has required his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport workforce to prepared a substitute Honda Civic Kind R TCR to make sure the Argentine shall be again on the grid in Hungary, the place team-mate Esteban Guerrieri shall be seeking to bolster his personal title ambitions.

Different drivers within the prime 10 previous to WTCR Race of Hungary embrace Thed Björk, Yvan Muller, Jean-Karl Vernay and Dutchman Nicky Catsburg, who received for the primary time within the WTCR in Slovakia however will miss the Hungary weekend throughout to a earlier racing dedication. Because of this, Austrian teen and WTCR newcomer Nico Gruber has been drafted in to exchange him at Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Workforce the place he’ll hyperlink up with WTCR Rookie Driver contender Luca Engstler.

Inaugural WTCR title winner Gabriele Tarquini has received twice at WTCR Race of Hungary, whereas Santiago Urrutia raced on the Hungaroring in TCR Europe final season. Tiago Monteiro has in depth monitor information and race-winning pedigree, whereas Aurélien Comte shall be anticipated to construct on his WTCR points-scoring return in Slovakia in Vuković Motorsport’s Renault Mégane RS TCR.

WTCR Race of Hungary is the second occasion to characteristic the three-race format after double-headers in Belgium and Germany with all three races happening on Sunday (October 18).

In addition to the 20 all-season racers, two wildcard drivers will be part of the battle for WTCR glory in Hungary. They’re Argentine Súper TC2000 driver Jose Manuel Sapag (Goal Competitors Hyundai i30 N TCR) and Italian Luca Filippi. The vastly profitable single-seater racer with Formulation One testing expertise continues his race-by-race programme in a Workforce Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris. Hungaroring is the primary WTCR monitor that he’s raced on earlier than.

Followers unable to attend in individual can depend on in depth dwell broadcasting − together with on Sport TV in Hungary − as nicely contemporary and enjoyable content material throughout the WTCR’s social channels. The dwell broadcasting package deal covers six continents as a part of the WTCR’s largest broadcast distribution ever.  


What? 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup, Rounds 8, 9 and 10 of 16

When? October 16-18, 2020

The place? Hungaroring, close to Budapest, Hungary

Monitor size: 4.381 kilometres

Race 1 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Race 2 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Race 3 distance: 15 laps (65.675 kilometres)

WTCR qualifying lap file:

Norbert Michelisz (Hyundai i30 N TCR) 1m52.176s (140.50kph), 28/04/18

WTCR race lap file:

Yann Ehrlacher (Honda Civic Kind R TCR) 1m54.129s (138.10kph), 29/04/18


Yann Ehrlacher continues to put on the yellow jacket because the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader and can carry the yellow windscreen strip initially of the WTCR Race of Hungary weekend. Right here’s a reminder of how he and the chasing pack stand following WTCR Race of Slovakia:

1 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) 113 factors

2 Tom Coronel (NLD) 92

3 Gilles Magnus (BEL) 82

4 Nathanaël Berthon (FRA) 78

5 Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) 78

6 Yvan Muller (FRA) 74

7 Néstor Girolami (ARG) 72

8 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) 72

9 Thed Björk (SWE) 64

10 Nicky Catsburg (NLD) 53

Click on HERE for full standings together with Groups’ and Rookie Driver classifications


Saturday October 17

Free Follow 1: 09h30-10h15

Free Follow 2: 12h30-13h00

Qualifying Q1: 15h30-15h50

Qualifying Q2: 15h55-16h05

Qualifying Q3: 16h15 (first automobile begins DHL Pole Place prime 5 shootout)

Sunday October 18

Race 1: 09h15 (12 laps)

Race 2: 12h15 (12 laps)

Race 3: 16h15 (15 laps)

All timings are proven in CET, are provisional and topic to alter


100,000: The WTCR’s #RaceToCare programme in assist of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven motion goals to lift €100,000 by the top of the season within the combat in opposition to COVID-19

16: For WTCR Race of Hungary, every automobile is allotted 16 new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres

113: WTCR factors scored by Yann Ehrlacher to make him the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader

21: Gilles Magnus, 21, from Belgium, heads the WTCR Rookie Driver standings after 4 races

6: Six drivers representing 4 completely different buyer racing manufacturers have received WTCR races in 2020


So good was Norbert Michelisz racing on-line that he was invited to a check on the Hungaroring in 2005. He impressed a lot that Zengő Motorsport provided him a drive within the one-make Suzuki Swift Cup the next season and he’s by no means appeared again since, turning into Hungary’s first motor racing world title holder by successful the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup in 2019.


WTCR Race of Hungary contains a three-phase single qualifying session break up into Qualifying Q1, Qualifying Q2 and Qualifying Q3:


How lengthy? 20 minutes

Who scores what? Quickest 5 rating factors (5-4-3-2-1)

Who will get to Q2? High 12

The rest? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Place for Race 1


How lengthy? 10 minutes

Who scores what? No factors scored

Who will get to Q3? High 5


How lengthy? Every driver will get one out lap, one flying lap and one in lap

Who goes first within the shootout? The driving force who’s P1 in Q2 chooses after they run adopted by the motive force in P2, P3 and so on.

Who scores what? Quickest 5 rating factors (5-4-3-2-1)

The rest? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Place for Race 3


Race 1: Closing order of Qualifying Q1

Race 2: Positions 1-10 from the mixed qualifying instances line up in reverse order, positions 11-12 occupied by the vehicles from Q2 that aren’t in reverse order. All different vehicles line up behind from P13 downwards (in keeping with their Q1 time)

Race 3: High 5 positions occupied by order of Q3, positions 6-12 occupied by vehicles eradicated throughout Q2 (in keeping with their Q2 time). Remaining positions occupied by vehicles eradicated in Q1.


The quickest 5 drivers in Qualifying Q1 and Qualifying Q3 rating factors as follows:


The highest 15 categorised finishers rating factors in every race as follows*:


*The identical scoring system apples to the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup for Groups and the WTCR Rookie Driver classification. WTCR Trophy drivers rating as follows: 10-8-5-3-1, 1 level for the quickest qualifying lap, 1 level for the quickest lap in every race


Race 1: 
Néstor Girolami (ARG) Honda Civic Kind R TCR
Race 2: Néstor Girolami (ARG) Honda Civic Kind R TCR
Race 3: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) Hyundai i30 N TCR
Race 1: 
Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Honda Civic Kind R TCR
Race 2: Rob Huff (GBR) Volkswagen Polo GTI TCR
Race 3: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) Hyundai i30 N TCR

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