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Existence moves rapid within the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup. With the brake grime unruffled settling on a thrilling Slovakia triple-header, the series heads to the Hungaroring this weekend for three more all-circulate races when all drivers will utilize the single specification Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre.

Cyan Racing Lynk & Co’s Yann Ehrlacher begins the WTCR Travel of Hungary occasion because the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader with a 21-point margin over the chasing pack, which is now led by Tom Coronel following his Travel 2 triumph in Slovakia for Comtoyou DHL Personnel Audi Sport.

WTCR Rookie Driver Gilles Magnus holds a convincing third within the standings following his podium double in Slovakia in a Comtoyou Audi, extra evidence of the RACB Nationwide Personnel-backed driver’s rapid progression.

Nathanaël Berthon, who devour Comtoyou personnel-mate and WTCR Trophy rival Coronel gained within the WTCR for the first time on Sunday, is fourth within the table 14 facets at the back of Coronel after he achieved the Slovakia Ring weekend because the TAG Heuer Most Precious Driver.

Whereas Berthon, Coronel and Ehrlacher have all gained within the WTCR this season, King of WTCR and dwelling hero Norbert Michelisz is unruffled chasing his first triumph of the most modern campaign in his BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse entry. Though he gained’t be roared on by the hundreds of vocal fans that traditionally tumble on the Hungaroring as a consequence of the occasion being held at the back of closed doors amid COVID-19 restrictions, the dwelling hero will most certainly be count on a astronomical digital following.

After netting breakthrough podiums in Belgium and Germany Attila Tassi will utilize his dwelling occasion to hit back from a irritating day trail to Slovakia for ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport. Bence Boldizs and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner total the local driver contingent in CUPRA Leon Competición TCRs drag by Hungarian personnel Zengő Motorsport, which also can furthermore count on the services and products of WTCR flee winner Mikel Azcona from Spain.

Tassi’s fellow Honda-powered driver Néstor Girolami gained twice in Hungary closing twelve months and has ground to develop up within the facets glide following his excessive-wobble accident in Travel 2 at WTCR Travel of Slovakia. The severity of the shatter has required his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport personnel to ready a replace Honda Civic Form R TCR to make fantastic the Argentine will most certainly be back on the grid in Hungary, where personnel-mate Esteban Guerrieri will most certainly be attempting to bolster his have title ambitions.

Assorted drivers within the tip 10 earlier than WTCR Travel of Hungary encompass Thed Björk, Yvan Muller, Jean-Karl Vernay and Dutchman Nicky Catsburg, who gained for the first time within the WTCR in Slovakia however will miss the Hungary weekend at some stage in to a outdated racing dedication. Which potential that, Austrian teen and WTCR newcomer Nico Gruber has been drafted in to change him at Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Personnel where he’s going to hyperlink up with WTCR Rookie Driver contender Luca Engstler.

Inaugural WTCR title winner Gabriele Tarquini has gained twice at WTCR Travel of Hungary, while Santiago Urrutia raced at the Hungaroring in TCR Europe closing season. Tiago Monteiro has broad song facts and flee-winning pedigree, while Aurélien Comte will most certainly be expected to style on his WTCR facets-scoring return in Slovakia in Vuković Motorsport’s Renault Mégane RS TCR.

WTCR Travel of Hungary is the 2nd occasion to characteristic the three-flee layout after double-headers in Belgium and Germany with all three races taking space on Sunday (October 18).

To boot to the 20 all-season racers, two wildcard drivers will most certainly be half of the fight for WTCR glory in Hungary. They’re Argentine Súper TC2000 driver Jose Manuel Sapag (Target Competitors Hyundai i30 N TCR) and Italian Luca Filippi. The vastly obliging single-seater racer with System One testing trip continues his flee-by-flee programme in a Personnel Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris. Hungaroring is the first WTCR song that he’s raced on earlier than.

Followers unable to abet in particular person can count on broad are residing broadcasting − together with on Sport TV in Hungary − as effectively contemporary and fun bellow across the WTCR’s social channels. The are residing broadcasting equipment covers six continents as section of the WTCR’s greatest broadcast distribution ever.  

EVENT ESSENTIALS

What? 2020 WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup, Rounds 8, 9 and 10 of 16

When? October 16-18, 2020

The build? Hungaroring, near Budapest, Hungary

Discover dimension: 4.381 kilometres

Travel 1 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Travel 2 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Travel 3 distance: 15 laps (65.675 kilometres)

WTCR qualifying lap file:

Norbert Michelisz (Hyundai i30 N TCR) 1m52.176s (140.50kph), 28/04/18

WTCR flee lap file:

Yann Ehrlacher (Honda Civic Form R TCR) 1m54.129s (138.10kph), 29/04/18

HOW THEY STAND

Yann Ehrlacher continues to wear the yellow jacket because the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader and can elevate the yellow windscreen strip before every little thing of the WTCR Travel of Hungary weekend. Here’s a reminder of how he and the chasing pack stand following WTCR Travel of Slovakia:

1 Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) 113 facets

2 Tom Coronel (NLD) 92

3 Gilles Magnus (BEL) 82

4 Nathanaël Berthon (FRA) 78

5 Esteban Guerrieri (ARG) 78

6 Yvan Muller (FRA) 74

7 Néstor Girolami (ARG) 72

8 Jean-Karl Vernay (FRA) 72

9 Thed Björk (SWE) 64

10 Nicky Catsburg (NLD) 53

Click on HERE for bulky standings together with Groups’ and Rookie Driver classifications

WEEKEND DIARY

Saturday October 17

Free Discover 1: 09h30-10h15

Free Discover 2: 12h30-13h00

Qualifying Q1: 15h30-15h50

Qualifying Q2: 15h55-16h05

Qualifying Q3: 16h15 (first automobile begins DHL Pole Put prime 5 shootout)

Sunday October 18

Travel 1: 09h15 (12 laps)

Travel 2: 12h15 (12 laps)

Travel 3: 16h15 (15 laps)

All timings are proven in CET, are provisional and discipline to alternate

KEY NUMBERS

100,000: The WTCR’s #RaceToCare programme in enhance of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven circulate objectives to take €100,000 by the extinguish of the season within the fight against COVID-19

16: For WTCR Travel of Hungary, each automobile is allocated 16 new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres

113: WTCR facets scored by Yann Ehrlacher to develop him the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader

21: Gilles Magnus, 21, from Belgium, heads the WTCR Rookie Driver standings after four races

6: Six drivers representing four rather a couple of customer racing manufacturers have gained WTCR races in 2020

DID YOU KNOW?

So factual changed into Norbert Michelisz racing online that he changed into invited to a take a look at at the Hungaroring in 2005. He impressed so great that Zengő Motorsport provided him a force within the one-develop Suzuki Swift Cup the following season and he’s never regarded back since, changing into Hungary’s first motor racing world title holder by winning the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup in 2019.

WTCR QUALIFYING: HOW IT WORKS?

WTCR Travel of Hungary facets a three-section single qualifying session split into Qualifying Q1, Qualifying Q2 and Qualifying Q3:

QUALIFYING Q1

How long? 20 minutes

Who scores what? Fastest 5 score facets (5-4-3-2-1)

Who gets to Q2? High 12

The rest else? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Put for Travel 1

QUALIFYING Q2

How long? 10 minutes

Who scores what? No facets scored

Who gets to Q3? High 5

QUALIFYING Q3

How long? Every driver gets one out lap, one flying lap and one in lap

Who goes first within the shootout? The driver who’s P1 in Q2 chooses after they drag adopted by the driver in P2, P3 and a lot of others.

Who scores what? Fastest 5 score facets (5-4-3-2-1)

The rest else? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Put for Travel 3

WTCR GRIDS: HOW ARE THEY FORMED?

Travel 1:  Closing teach of Qualifying Q1

Travel 2:  Positions 1-10 from the combined qualifying events line up in reverse teach, positions 11-12 occupied by the cars from Q2 that are now not in reverse teach. All other cars line up at the back of from P13 downwards (consistent with their Q1 time)

Travel 3: High 5 positions occupied by teach of Q3, positions 6-12 occupied by cars eliminated at some stage in Q2 (consistent with their Q2 time). Final positions occupied by cars eliminated in Q1.

HOW THEY SCORE?

The fastest 5 drivers in Qualifying Q1 and Qualifying Q3 score facets as follows:

5-4-3-2-1

The extinguish 15 classified finishers score facets in each flee as follows*:

25-20-16-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

*The the same scoring system apples to the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup for Groups and the WTCR Rookie Driver classification. WTCR Trophy drivers score as follows: 10-8-5-3-1, 1 point for the fastest qualifying lap, 1 point for the fastest lap in each flee

WTCR RACE OF HUNGARY: RECENT WINNERS

2019:

Travel 1: 
Néstor Girolami (ARG) Honda Civic Form R TCR

Travel 2: Néstor Girolami (ARG) Honda Civic Form R TCR

Travel 3: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) Hyundai i30 N TCR

2018:

Travel 1: 
Yann Ehrlacher (FRA) Honda Civic Form R TCR

Travel 2: Decide Huff (GBR) Volkswagen Polo GTI TCR

Travel 3: Gabriele Tarquini (ITA) Hyundai i30 N TCR


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