Esteban Guerrieri is residing to originate each Tear 1 and Tear 3 at WTCR Tear of Hungary from the DHL Pole Situation after a handy e book a rough-witted qualifying session for the Argentine ace at a moist Hungaroring.
The ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Kind R TCR driver scored a most 10 components from qualifying by topping each the Q1 session and the Q3 shootout to bounce up from fifth within the standings to 3rd.
Mikel Azona became as soon as 2nd fastest in Q1 for residence group Zengő Motorsport but his grunt for a vital DHL Pole Situation in Q3 became as soon as scuppered by a combine-up as he ready to head out onto the 4.381-kilometre song in his CUPRA Leon Competición TCR.
Yann Ehrlacher will originate Sunday’s first flee with the yellow windscreen strip on his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR as the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader, whereas residence-grown racer Attila Tassi took a elegant P2 in Q3 as phase of a Honda prime-four lockout, which moreover integrated Tiago Monteiro and Néstor Girolami. Monteiro and Tassi done the climate-scorers in Q1.
Guerrieri begins as he methodology to head on in Q1
Guerrieri secured his first five components and the DHL Pole Situation for Tear 1 with a convincing performance within the 20-minute Q1 session. He residing a benchmark time early on, then improved on his closing lap with a time of 2m05.665s. The different components scorers were Mikel Azcona in 2nd field, who became as soon as another to develop a leisurely growth, Goodyear #FollowTheLeader Yann Ehrlacher (Lynk & Co) in third, Tiago Monteiro (Honda) in fourth and Attila Tassi (Honda) in fifth.
The cease 12 graduate to Q2. Among those to miss the decrease were the Hyundais of Luca Engstler and Gabriele Tarquini in P13 and P14 respectively, Thed Björk (Lynk & Co) and King of WTCR and local hero Norbert Michelisz, who became as soon as suffering a misfire. “This session became as soon as quite tainted for us,” he talked about. “We suffered some complications. We could moreover maintain been in Q2, but my automobile became as soon as not running properly.”
Others to miss out integrated Tom Coronel, within the indicate time 2nd within the WTCR components, who became as soon as down in P19. However amongst americans that did develop the cease 12 to development integrated another local driver, Bence Boldizs, who certified in P12 in his Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición.
Aurélien Comte (Vuvković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR) and Luca Filippi (Staff Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris) were P17 aand P18 respectively with recent wildcard Jose Manuel Sapag in P20, one field sooner than fellow newcomer Nico Gruber (Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Staff).
Azcona quickest, Muller takes the all-significant P10
The 10-minute Q2 session became as soon as next, with the cease five progressing to the Q3 shoot-out. Azcona went thru as the fastest qualifier with a time of 2m05.520s, sooner than Guerrieri, Tassi, Néstor Girolami and Monteiro – making it four Hondas and one CUPRA to escape one after the other.
In P10 became as soon as Yvan Muller, securing the Frenchman the DHL Pole Situation for the reverse-grid Tear 2. He can be joined on the entrance row by his nephew and Cyan Racing Lynk & Co group-mate Yann Ehrlacher. The Comtoyou Audis of Nathanaël Berthon and Gilles Magnus will originate within the reduction of them on row two, with Jean-Karl Vernay – sixth fastest in Q2 – on the third row. Boldizs and Santiago Urrutia (Lynk & Co) were P11 and P12 within the session.
Agony for Azcona, ecstasy for Esteban
Azcona became as soon as the first of the cease five to escape in Q3, but the CUPRA driver stopped on the cease of the pitlane attributable to a combine-up within his group over when he could moreover exhaust to the quick lane to head to the pit exit. By the group he reached the exit lights, they’d agonisingly grew to turn out to be to red for Azcona and he became as soon as unable to are attempting a lap. “I don’t know what took field,” talked a pair of puzzled Azcona.
That supposed Tassi became as soon as effectively the first to escape and residing a time of 2m06.267s. Now it became as soon as Monteiro’s turn, but the Portuguese could moreover most efficient arrange a time that became as soon as 0.635s slower than the Hungarian.
Girolami then took his turn but he moreover did not maintain the dash to challenge Tassi’s provisional pole. With out a doubt, he became as soon as moreover slower than Monteiro.
That left Guerrieri, who had been fastest in each free discover classes and in Q1. With a time of 2m05.705s he snatched the Tear 3 DHL pole by 0.562s to total a Honda 1-2-3-4 sooner than Tassi, Monteiro and Girolami.
Tear 1 at WTCR Tear of Hungary takes field on Sunday morning at 09h15 local time.
DHL MEDIA ZONE DRIVER QUOTES
Esteban Guerrieri (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Kind R TCR): DHL Pole Situation Tear 1 (2m05.665s), DHL Pole Situation Tear 3 (2m05.705s)
“I’m surely happy. With out a doubt happy for the group, for the immense automobile I’ve had all day. It’s a disgrace for Mikel Azcona who couldn’t attain his lap. Sadly, those mistakes, I commit it to memory took field to me when I started in WTCC. I wanted to be on pole and battle heading within the precise route, clearly not admire that. On the different hand, I’m very happy for us all four Honda drivers within the cease four on the entire. So, I’m surely cheerful how the ALL-INKL group worked this day. I don’t know to be staunch [if we will be fighting or protecting each other in tomorrow’s races]. We ought to exhaust this opportunity to attain comely components for the entire group and let’s ogle the next day. Veritably the climate wishes to be dry. However up to now we’ve completed a extremely comely job, I am very happy and now we are able to sit down down and analyse how this can moreover be for the next day. However devoted applause for the entire group.”
Attila Tassi (ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Kind R TCR): Qualifying Q3 2nd state (2m06.267s)
“When put next how we began this day after we had an absence of song time in FP1 attributable to a pair of disorders it’s fully fabulous. All day Esteban became as soon as the fastest Honda so I didn’t ask to beat him and moreover my lap became as soon as not the greatest in sector one. We had a confusion with Mikel [Azcona in Q3], the group told me to ‘push, push’ so I couldn’t attain the ethical warmth-up lap so the tyre were not on the precise temperate in sector one to have the ability to raze 2nd is fabulous, fabulous for Honda, fabulous for ALL-INKL, they did an fabulous job. Taking the entrance two rows is terribly impressive so thanks to everybody.”
Tiago Monteiro (ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Kind R TCR): Qualifying Q3 third state (2m06.902s)
“It became as soon as a objective lap. Now not as quickly. I conception I became as soon as taking sufficient dangers, but the song has developed quite loads. I didn’t quite get the precise grip of the lap, it became as soon as a diminutive bit on the safer aspect for Q3. I had in tips to surely trot for it and threat every little thing, however it grew to turn out to be out admire that. Obviously I am happy, especially as we’ve a 1-2-3-4 for Honda. It surely shows we’ve a surely secure automobile, a secure chassis. We maintain been missing a quantity of prime dash and that’s been certain for the reason that beginning of the season. However on the very least in these conditions on a twisty song and in moist conditions we’ve showed the Honda is a moderately automobile, and we were ready to present that. So I’m relaxed with my group-mates and everybody did a immense job. I’m very happy for the next day, which would per chance be a extremely diversified day.”
Néstor Girolami (ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic Kind R TCR): Qualifying Q3 fourth state (2m06.986s)
“I’m immense-happy for Honda, doing 1-2-3-4 is fabulous. In a quantity of these conditions the car performed surely well. We made some adjustments from FP2 to qualifying which didn’t trot well within the first phase when there became as soon as extra water heading within the precise route and I became as soon as struggling to enter Q2. We were in P7 staunch on the closing lap [of Q1] and into Q2 the car began to work better on a drier song. Esteban did fabulous laps all weekend and he deserved it.”
Mikel Azcona (Zengő Motorsport, CUPRA Leon Competición TCR): Qualifying Q3 no time
“Honestly I don’t know what’s took field. We maintain 30s with inexperienced gentle. At the first 2nd the inexperienced lights were on the cease of the pits and we trot to the song and it’s very not going to head [in] 30s most efficient 200 metres so truly I don’t know what’s took field, we’ve to study. Fifteen metres staunch before the [green] lights the red lights trot on so truly I don’t realize. Of course, my qualifying is completed, that’s the worst thing. However I am quite happy, we completed P1 in Q2 and I surely feel very secure. There are three races the next day and we’ve to rob pushing.”