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Existence strikes rapidly within the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup. With the brake dust restful settling on a thrilling Slovakia triple-header, the series heads to the Hungaroring this weekend for 3 more all-motion races when all drivers will employ the single specification Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre.

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

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

Nathanaël Berthon, who enjoy Comtoyou group-mate and WTCR Trophy rival Coronel won within the WTCR for the principle time on Sunday, is fourth within the table 14 facets within the help of Coronel after he executed the Slovakia Ring weekend because the TAG Heuer Most Precious Driver.

While Berthon, Coronel and Ehrlacher have confidence all won within the WTCR this season, King of WTCR and house hero Norbert Michelisz remains to be chasing his first triumph of the present campaign in his BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse entry. Even supposing he won’t be roared on by the hundreds of vocal followers that historically fall on the Hungaroring resulting from the event being held within the help of closed doors amid COVID-19 restrictions, the house hero will be rely upon a large digital following.

After netting leap forward podiums in Belgium and Germany Attila Tassi will employ his house event to hit help from a annoying time out to Slovakia for ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport. Bence Boldizs and Gábor Kismarty-Lechner full the local driver contingent in CUPRA Leon Competición TCRs mosey by Hungarian group Zengő Motorsport, which is able to moreover rely upon the services and products of WTCR mosey winner Mikel Azcona from Spain.

Tassi’s fellow Honda-powered driver Néstor Girolami won twice in Hungary last three hundred and sixty five days and has ground to make up within the facets budge following his excessive-bustle accident in Slide 2 at WTCR Slide of Slovakia. The severity of the smash has required his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport group to ready a change Honda Civic Form R TCR to make definite the Argentine will be help on the grid in Hungary, where group-mate Esteban Guerrieri will be attempting to bolster his have confidence title ambitions.

Diverse drivers within the cease 10 sooner than WTCR Slide of Hungary consist of Thed Björk, Yvan Muller, Jean-Karl Vernay and Dutchman Nicky Catsburg, who won for the principle time within the WTCR in Slovakia nonetheless will omit the Hungary weekend at some point soon of to a old racing commitment. As a consequence, Austrian teen and WTCR newcomer Nico Gruber has been drafted in to change him at Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team where he will link up with WTCR Rookie Driver contender Luca Engstler.

Inaugural WTCR title winner Gabriele Tarquini has won twice at WTCR Slide of Hungary, whereas Santiago Urrutia raced at the Hungaroring in TCR Europe last season. Tiago Monteiro has intensive track recordsdata and mosey-a hit pedigree, whereas Aurélien Comte will be expected to construct on his WTCR facets-scoring return in Slovakia in Vuković Motorsport’s Renault Mégane RS TCR.

WTCR Slide of Hungary is the 2d event to characteristic the three-mosey structure 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 be half of the strive in opposition to 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 a hit single-seater racer with System One testing journey continues his mosey-by-mosey programme in a Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris. Hungaroring is the principle WTCR track that he’s raced on before.

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EVENT ESSENTIALS

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

When? October 16-18, 2020

The put? Hungaroring, come Budapest, Hungary

Track size: 4.381 kilometres

Slide 1 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Slide 2 distance: 12 laps (52.532 kilometres)

Slide 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 mosey lap file:

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

HOW THEY STAND

Yann Ehrlacher continues to place on the yellow jacket because the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader and can lift the yellow windscreen strip at the originate of the WTCR Slide of Hungary weekend. Here’s a reminder of how he and the chasing pack stand following WTCR Slide 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 paunchy standings including Groups’ and Rookie Driver classifications

WEEKEND DIARY

Saturday October 17

Free Apply 1: 09h30-10h15

Free Apply 2: 12h30-13h00

Qualifying Q1: 15h30-15h50

Qualifying Q2: 15h55-16h05

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

Sunday October 18

Slide 1: 09h15 (12 laps)

Slide 2: 12h15 (12 laps)

Slide 3: 16h15 (15 laps)

All timings are confirmed in CET, are provisional and topic to change

KEY NUMBERS

100,000: The WTCR’s #RaceToCare programme in toughen of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven circulate objectives to do away with €100,000 by the stop of the season within the fight in opposition to COVID-19

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

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

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

6: Six drivers representing four thoroughly different customer racing manufacturers have confidence won WTCR races in 2020

DID YOU KNOW?

So appropriate modified into as soon as Norbert Michelisz racing online that he modified into as soon as invited to a test at the Hungaroring in 2005. He impressed so powerful that Zengő Motorsport supplied him a force within the one-make Suzuki Swift Cup the following season and he’s by no means regarded help since, changing into Hungary’s first motor racing world title holder by a hit the WTCR − FIA World Touring Automobile Cup in 2019.

WTCR QUALIFYING: HOW IT WORKS?

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

QUALIFYING Q1

How long? 20 minutes

Who ratings what? Fastest 5 rating facets (5-4-3-2-1)

Who will get to Q2? Top 12

One thing else else? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Space for Slide 1

QUALIFYING Q2

How long? 10 minutes

Who ratings what? No facets scored

Who will get to Q3? Top 5

QUALIFYING Q3

How long? Each and every driver will get one out lap, one flying lap and one in lap

Who goes first within the shootout? The driver who’s P1 in Q2 chooses when they mosey followed by the driver in P2, P3 and many others.

Who ratings what? Fastest 5 rating facets (5-4-3-2-1)

One thing else else? Quickest driver claims the DHL Pole Space for Slide 3

WTCR GRIDS: HOW ARE THEY FORMED?

Slide 1:  Final expose of Qualifying Q1

Slide 2:  Positions 1-10 from the mixed qualifying occasions line up in reverse expose, positions 11-12 occupied by the vehicles from Q2 that are no longer in reverse expose. All thoroughly different vehicles line up within the help of from P13 downwards (in maintaining with their Q1 time)

Slide 3: Top 5 positions occupied by expose of Q3, positions 6-12 occupied by vehicles eradicated at some point soon of Q2 (in maintaining with their Q2 time). Final positions occupied by vehicles eradicated in Q1.

HOW THEY SCORE?

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

5-4-3-2-1

The cease 15 categorized finishers rating facets in each mosey as follows*:

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

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

WTCR RACE OF HUNGARY: RECENT WINNERS

2019:

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

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

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

2018:

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

Slide 2: Need Huff (GBR) Volkswagen Polo GTI TCR

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


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