The World Touring World Cup (WTCR) weekend will be memorable for a long time to come, before the free practice, as Hyundai announced Thursday morning that all four of its cars will be relegated to the lack of equal treatment, ie the brand’s unfair power ballast allocation and uniform control. citing inconsistencies in regulation.
Thus, among others, Norbert Michelisz missed the Green Hell, while Attila Tassi gave a promising performance from the first minute. Both free practices were led by the Hungarian driver of Münnich Motorsport, who qualified for third place in the time trial, while his pole position was won by his teammate Néstor Girolami, and between them the leader of the championship, Lynk & Có’s Yann Ehrlacher.
After so many penalties, Yvan Muller could start the lead on Friday’s reverse grid race, but the victory with a very tough overtaking eventually came to Esteban Guerrieri. Attila Tassi clashed with Cyan Racing rookie Santiago Urrutia in the middle of the second lap, resulting in a more serious snap and a thoroughly damaged Honda. The 21-year-old driver was able to hammer his car into the Münnich Motorsport spot for Sunday’s race.
Girolami was able to keep the lead in Saturday’s race until the end of the first lap, with Ehrlacher pulling away with ease playing at Döttinger Höhe, who then easily won his second win this year, with Thed Björk securing double success for Cyan. Although Girolami finished third, he was penalized (for making more laps than allowed on the starting grid), so he was only ranked 11th.
Attila Tassi benefited from Honda’s penalty, as he found himself on the bottom of the podium again after Zolder. In the tight field, Zengő Motorsport also diligently pinched the points: Mikel Azcona finished fourth on Saturday, while Bence Boldizs took a 10th and a 13th place, and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner a 11th and a 14th place in the Green Hell, where they were rookies. they competed for the first time.
Ehrlacher hung well at the top of the table, also 31-31 ahead of Girolami and Björkö. Compared to the 92-unit Frenchman, Tassi can be 55 points behind, finishing in seventh place, which will take place in two weeks at the Slovakiaring.