Fatty and Tarquini won the WTCR Sunday race in HungaryApril 29, 2019
On Sunday, the second and the third races of the World Cup Touring were held on the Hungarian Hungaroring circuit, which ended with pilot victories in Honda and Hyundai cars …
Nestor’s doubles with Girols
Saturday’s winner, Nestor Girolami, was only sixth on the reversing starting grid in the second race. But by the end of the chaotic first lap on the wet track, the Argentine took the lead. After that, the pilot of Münnich Motorsport fairly quickly entrenched in the first position and stayed ahead to the checkered flag.
In the last few laps, the holder of the pole position Jean-Karl Verne tried to put pressure on the leader, but retreated closer to the finish line and lost 2.5 seconds.
“Incredible race! But I knew that in such conditions everything is possible. I made the right decision to start on slicks and enjoyed the race, ”commented the Zhirolami. – This is just my second race weekend at the WTCR. Unbelievable feelings! ”
The third finish line was crossed by WTCR debutant Daniel Haglef, who won his first podium in World Touring. And fourth place went to the teammate of the Swede on the team PWR Racing Mikel Ackona. He locked the top-5 partner with Firles for Münnich Motorsport Esteban Gerrieri.
The victory of Gabriele Tarquini after the drama of Esteban Gerrieri
In the third and final race at the Hungaroring, local pilot Norbert Michelis started from pole position. But, to the chagrin of the stands, already in the first corner the Hungarian missed Esteban Gerrieri. And in the second round he was ahead of his BRC Racing partner Gabriele Tarquini.
Gerrieri comfortably led the next three rounds, but on the fourth one he slowed down sharply and missed Tarquini and Michelis. The Argentine returned to the rhythm, but on the 11th lap he said goodbye not only to the hopes of the podium, but also to the finish. Due to mechanical problems, he flew off the track and crashed a car.
The safety car went on the track, which led the peloton for three laps. After the restart, Tarquini, without much difficulty, stayed ahead and rushed to his second victory of the season after the triumph in the second race in Marrakesh.
Michelis finished second with a lag of 0.7 seconds, and the third place was taken by Jan Earlascher, who won his first podium behind the wheel of a Lynk & Co 03 TCR car.
The fourth, as in the second race, was Mikel Ackona, who was 0.3 seconds ahead of Ted Bjork.
Nestor Girolami after two victories was only the sixth, but due to the vanishing of Gerrieri he leaves Hungary as the sole leader of the championship with a margin of 19 points from Bjork.
The next stage of the WTCR will be held in Slovakia from 10 to 12 May.
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