*Michelisz, Guerrieri, Muller and Björk on their title possibilities following qualifying *Thrilling fight for the crown silent broad open with 75 points on offer *Dwell worldwide coverage of Sunday’s three races from Malaysia
The 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO will likely be made up our minds on Sunday night with four drivers in title competitors after 27 all-movement races.
Norbert Michelisz remains within the ascendancy having taken a DHL Pole Characteristic double on Friday to create a 15-level relieve over Esteban Guerrieri, who will likely be a half of him on the entrance row of the grid for the final flee of the season.
Yvan Muller and Thed Björk stay within the title fight, 21 and 38 points adrift of Michelisz respectively. Even though two tricky qualifying classes on Friday fetch hit their hopes, 75 points now stay unsleeping for grabs at some stage in Sunday’s three counters, that diagram it’s far from certain who will likely be topped King of the WTCR at Races of Malaysia.
Earlier nowadays they met members of world media on the Sepang Global Circuit and here’s what they’d to suppose about their title possibilities.
Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N TCR)
Capabilities: 326 ( 15 points to Guerrieri)
Bustle 1 grid: First Bustle 2 grid: 10th Bustle 3 grid: First
“We’re in a bit better assert than starting the weekend nonetheless you’ve got to suppose it’s 75 points on the table and I’m 15 in entrance, nothing is determined. It’s now now not the time to lean reduction and to salvage serious about the qualifying the day earlier than nowadays. We would be overjoyed after the second qualifying a bit nonetheless nowadays it’s all about making ready for day after nowadays. I don’t are making an try to faux that we’re now now not in a lawful assert due to we’re nonetheless silent it’s a extraordinarily long components to toddle. To be factual I feel assured.”
Esteban Guerrieri (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Form R TCR)
Capabilities: 311 (-15 points to Michelisz)
Bustle 1 grid: Ninth Bustle 2 grid: 10th Bustle 3 grid: 2d
“It’s reasonably open I fetch to suppose. I’m a bit stunned Lynk & Co are now now not on the tempo, all of us idea they’d likely be up there admire in Macau. Nevertheless from our aspect, after having this kind of posh weekend in Macau, to launch with Hondas within the cease three in all races is terribly particular. Norbi has a 15 points gap and it’s reasonably a margin nonetheless silent we fetch 75 left. I would reveal I am 9/10 overjoyed within the meanwhile.”
Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
Capabilities: 305 (-21 points to Michelisz)
Bustle 1 grid: 16th Bustle 2 grid: 13th Bustle 3 grid: 13th
“For certain after qualifying we’re reasonably far-off. About the Drivers’ championship reasonably worthy we don’t fetch our destiny in our arms nonetheless I mediate it’s over. Now the target is to fight for the Teams’ championship nonetheless even that will likely be sophisticated. We fetch now got a notion at your entire diversified that it’s probably you’ll likely likely imagine scenarios. This would be tricky nonetheless we are able to abolish our perfect. We’re silent battling, we’re silent on it.”
Thed Björk (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co, Lynk & Co 03 TCR)
Capabilities: 288 (-38 points to Michelisz)
Bustle 1 grid: 28th Bustle 2 grid: 19th Bustle 3 grid: 19th
“We would be battling for three races lawful making an try to abolish your entire overtaking we are able to to receive some points and we are able to scrutinize the put we are able to cease up. We fetch now got one more day and three races lawful to toddle as rapidly as we are able to.”
Sunday’s races are scheduled for 15h15, 18h15 and 20h10. All timings are local.