Yann Ehrlacher overtook DHL Pole Situation starter Néstor Girolami to prefer Crawl 2 at WTCR Crawl of Germany as the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader extended his aspects befriend on a slippery Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The Cyan Racing ace slipstreamed his Lynk & Co 03 TCR ahead of Girolami’s ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Sort R TCR on the lengthy Döttinger Höhe straight at the end of the first lap of the legendary 25.378-kilometre be aware to rating his 2d prefer of the 2020 WTCR – FIA World Touring Automobile Cup season.
“It’s such an amazing feeling to prefer a speed on the supreme be aware in the area,” acknowledged an pleased Ehrlacher, 24, who also serene the TAG Heuer Finest Lap Trophy. “I can’t imagine we gained on the Nordschleife in those prerequisites. It’s the finest prefer of my occupation, entirely insane. It’s expedient for the team and for the drivers’ championship.”
Girolami, 2d in the aspects earlier than the speed, suffered a blow to his title hopes when he become penalised 30 seconds for a delivery route of violation. The regulations allow for two reconnaissance laps and one trot thru the pitlane earlier than lining up on the grid. Alternatively, in error, Girolami accomplished three reconnaissance laps, passing thru the pitlane twice.
Thed Björk accomplished a Cyan Racing one-two after passing Girolami on Döttinger Höhe on the 2d lap, with Attila Tassi inheriting the final podium plot from his penalised ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team-mate. Girolami become categorized in P11 after his penalty become applied.
In the befriend of Tassi, Mikel Azcona scored a ideally capable fourth plot in Zengő Motorsport’s new CUPRA Leon Competición after passing Crawl 1 winner Esteban Guerrieri on the speed to the elevate out.
Jean-Karl Vernay (Team Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris) held off Yvan Muller’s Lynk & Co to bewitch out seventh and prefer the WTCR Trophy. Tom Coronel become eighth in his Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS, despite having started fifth on the grid. The Dutchman misplaced ground when he slid into the gravel at Aremberg on lap one.
Tiago Monteiro placed ninth in his Honda as Santiago Urrutia’s Lynk & Co accomplished the tip 10 from the befriend of the grid, ahead of Girolami. Nathanaël Berthon become P12 in his Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport entry, in entrance of the CUPRAs of Bence Boldizs and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner.
WTCR Rookie Driver award contender Gilles Magnus, who’s competing with the support of the Belgian federation’s RACB National Team initiative crashed out on lap two in his Comtoyou Audi.