Esteban Guerrieri secured his 2d victory of the WTCR Escape of Hungary weekend to shut the hole on WTCR – FIA World Touring Automobile Cup title rival Yann Ehrlacher in an exhilarating Escape 3 at the Hungaroring.
Ranging from the DHL Pole Bellow, Escape 1 winner Guerrieri was once by no intention headed in his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Style R TCR to articulate his third steal of the season, as group-mates Tiago Monteiro and Néstor Girolami ran shotgun to entire a podium lock-out. Goodyear #FollowTheLeader Yann Ehrlacher completed eighth, which reduced his aspects advantage to Guerrieri to 22 with six races closing.
However this was once not a easy escape for Guerrieri, whose tempo was once affected by a free front splitter and wheel arch liner. “It was once positively a arduous escape,” he mentioned. “I had enormous protection from Tiago and Néstor and it was once high quality group work. My automobile was once not as lickety-split so I’m grateful to them. It’s crucial for the championship.”
The Argentine made a high quality getaway to lead into Flip 1 as his Honda group-mates shielded him. However dwelling-grown ace Attila Tassi, starting on the front row beside Guerrieri, chanced on himself shuffled assist and was once handed by Jean-Karl Vernay’s Personnel Mulsanne Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris.
In the assist of Tassi, Mikel Azcona settled into sixth, chased by a trio of Cyan-urge Lynk & Cos, with Ehrlacher supported by uncle Yvan Muller and Santiago Urrutia.
Gabriele Tarquini was once on a mission for BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse, difficult up the characterize from P12 on the grid. He was once in P10 by lap five, then blended it with the Lynk & Cos, pulling off solid strikes on Urrutia and Muller.
In the intervening time, Azcona handed Tassi before every part of the ninth lap with a decisive effort on the within of Flip 1. The Spaniard then made an opportunistic transfer on Vernay on lap 11 to articulate fourth place and WTCR Trophy honours in the assist of the three leading Hondas. Vernay held on to fifth, sooner than Tassi.
Tarquini made a enormous slither on Ehrlacher at the chicane on lap 11 to articulate seventh. The Frenchman had his aspects consequence in think about, and wasn’t about to steal any enormous dangers and battle too arduous. He banked bag aspects in eighth sooner than Muller and King of WTCR Norbert Michelisz, who rose from P14 to entire the quit 10. The local hero enjoyed a appealing battle with Urrutia, who suffered a puncture as a results of contact with one other automobile at Flip 13 on lap 10.
Nathanaël Berthon completed in P11 for Comtoyou DHL Personnel Audi Sport, sooner than Thed Björk’s Lynk & Co, the Audis of Tom Coronel and Gilles Magnus, and Wildcard Luca Filippi’s Alfa Romeo.