WTCR – Guerrieri holds off Ehrlacher to win by 0.5s
2020 WTCR Race of Hungary – Race 1 report
Esteban Guerrieri soaked up intense stress from Yann Ehrlacher to win Race 1 at WTCR Race of Hungary and re-fire his title ambitions within the course of.
Guerrieri, driving an ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Kind R TCR, began from the DHL Pole Place and made begin to maintain the lead. However Goodyear #FollowTheLeader Ehlacher in his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR remained caught to the Honda’s bumper all through a tense, nail-biting 12-lap race, which was held in dry situations on the Hungaroring.
Argentine Guerrieri’s second 2020 victory has lifted him from third to second within the standings. Final 12 months’s title runner-up is now 23 factors behind Ehrlacher.
Beginning on the entrance row beside Guerrieri, Mikel Azcona made a poor begin in his Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición and ended lap one down in eighth, as Ehrlacher and Yvan Muller moved up from third and fifth respectively to chase the chief.
Muller misplaced out to Guerrieri’s team-mate Néstor Girolami, who moved as much as third on lap two. The Argentine closed up on Ehrlacher in direction of the top, however settled for the ultimate step of the rostrum, with Muller in fourth.
Attila Tassi claimed fifth place in his Honda, simply holding off a charging Azcona who hustled his method to sixth after his poor begin to prime the WTCR Trophy classification. Santiago Urrutia completed the place he began in seventh in his Cyan Efficiency Lynk & Co 03 TCR, as did eighth place finisher Jean-Karly Vernay in his Workforce Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris.
Luca Engstler positioned ninth for Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Workforce and
Thed Björk accomplished the highest 10 in is Lynk & Co, up from P13 on the grid.
Tom Coronel, who began the race second within the factors, misplaced floor with P11 in his Comtoyou DHL Workforce Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS, forward of team-mate Nathanaël Berthon. Wildcard entry Luca Filippi completed in P13 for Workforce Mulsanne, forward of Tiago Monteiro’s Honda and Gilles Magnus, the WTCR Rookie Driver contender doing effectively to attain after ranging from the again of the grid following his penalty for a ride-height infringement in qualifying.
There was unhealthy luck for native hero and King of WTCR Norbert Michelisz. The BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse driver had risen to ninth from P14 on the grid, solely to be compelled to pit on lap 5. His team-mate Gabriele Tarquini was additionally in hassle following contact with wildcard Jose Manuel Sapag. With broken bodywork rubbing on his front-right Goodyear, the Italian’s race was rapidly over.
Native hero Bence Boldizs completed in P16 for Zengő Motorsport forward of Aurélien Comte’s Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR. Nico Gruber completed in P18 for Engstler Hyundai in his first begin within the WTCR, forward of fellow debutant Sapag in his Goal Competitors Hyundai.
Race 2 at WTCR Race of Hungary is scheduled to happen at 12h15 native time.