Norbert Michelisz made it 10 winners from 10 races in the 2021 FIA WTCR – World Touring Car Cup as he beat pole area starter Mikel Azcona in Hasten 2 at WTCR Hasten of Czech Republic following a purple flag interruption at Autodrom Most.
BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse driver Michelisz took the lead after Azcona was as soon as slowed by a huge lunge as he exited Turn 1, allowing the Hungarian to originate the momentum out of Turn 2. Meanwhile, there was as soon as just a few action slack them.
Ultimate as in Hasten 1, the subject concertinaed at the first nook as the drivers piled in hard on the brakes. After a pair of contacts Gabriele Tarquini, Santiago Urrutia – second in the WTCR parts coming into the dash – Elevate Huff and Attila Tassi had been all out, with three of the four cars caught in the gravel traps. The dash was as soon as stopped to enable the broken cars to be recovered safely.
The dash restarted slack the Honda Civic Kind R Restricted Version Security Car. Michelisz made a actual restart and though Azcona chased him hard and exerted major stress in his Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición, the Hyundai Elantra N TCR honest had sufficient to claim victory.
“Congrats to Mikel because of he didn’t invent my existence easy,” said Michelisz, who victory was as soon as his first since Malaysia in 2019. “After the originate up I knew I needed to hobble for it and I build in 15 qualifying laps which at this circuit is no longer easy. Thanks to the group for the reason that vehicle was as soon as working massive. It’s amazing to take hang of.”
On the serve of the pinnacle two, Esteban Guerrieri received the better of Yann Ehrlacher from the second row initially up, the in sort claiming his second podium carry out of the weekend in his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Kind R TCR. The Argentine was as soon as forced to work tirelessly or his third position as Ehrlacher chased hard, but fourth position allowed the Goodyear #FollowTheLeader to consolidate his income at the pinnacle of the WTCR parts desk. He now heads Guerrieri by 20 parts.
Nathanaël Berthon made up for his Turn 1 retirement in Hasten 1 by ending fifth in his Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport entry, ahead of Yvan Muller’s Cyan Racing Lynk & Co 03 TCR. Luca Engstler was as soon as seventh in his Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Elantra N TCR, with the Audis of Frédéric Vervisch, Gilles Magnus and Tom Coronel ending the pinnacle 10.
Wildcard entry Petr Fulín done P11 in his CUPRA Leon Competición, with Tiago Monteiro (Honda), Bence Boldizs (CUPRA), Jean-Karl Vernay (Hyundai) and Thed Björk (Lynk & Co) also scoring parts. But for Vernay, P14 was as soon as a unhappy return when he misplaced a doubtless sixth position to a pressure-thru penalty, incurred for his vehicle no longer resting on its wheels at the three-minute board before the restart.