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Terça, 04 Agosto 2020 12:54 | Actualizado em Sábado, 16 Outubro 2021 04:45

Civic Type R TCR wins TCR Germany opener


Dominik Fugel kicked off the new TCR Germany season with victory for the Honda Civic Type R TCR in an entertaining opening round at Lausitz.
 
Starting fourth in his Fugel Sport-run Profi-Car ADAC Sachsen entry, Fugel climbed to second place by the first corner and snatched a lead he would not lose from the similarly JAS Motorsport-built car of Michelle Halder halfway around the first lap.
 
The victory was added to sixth spot in Race One, while team-mate Mike Halder finished second in the earlier encounter.
 
Michelle Halder scored a best result of fifth while her Profi-Car Team Halder team-mate Marcel Fugel third in the Junior Cup rankings in both races; the young German just holding off debutant Albert Legutko’s older FK2 Civic in Race Two.
 
Franco Girolami qualified a career-best second as TCR Italy moved on to Misano; the MM Motorsport driver recording a best finish of sixth during the weekend.
 
Team-mate Max Mugelli was double-retiree – tyre issues putting both he and Girolami out of Race 1 on the same lap. Privateer Federico Paolini took his older FK2 model to a career-best 13th place in Race 1.
 
For a third straight IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race, Mat Pombo and Mike Lamarra were the highest-finishing Honda pairing as they came home eighth in TCR at Road America.
 
A consistent performance ensured their LAP Motorsports-run LA Honda World car came home eighth. Chris Miller had qualified the sister car he shares with Shelby Blackstock in third spot, but spun out early on.
 
The third Civic was not running at the finish after Taylor Hagler and Ryan Eversley suffered a cracked windscreen; a result of a broken bonnet pin causing the unattached item to fly back into it on the start/finish straight.

Main: Dominik Fugel, Profi-Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Germany, Lausitz, Germany (credit: TCR Germany); Lower: 1 Mike Halder, Profi-Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Germany, Lausitz, Germany (credit: TCR Germany);  Michelle Halder, Profi-Car Team Halder Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Germany, Lausitz, Germany (credit: TCR Germany); 3 (L) 1 Marcel Fugel, Profi-Car Honda ADAC Sachsen Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Germany, Lausitz, Germany (credit: TCR Germany);  (R) Albert Legutko, Legutko Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Germany, Lausitz, Germany (credit: TCR Germany);  Franco Girolami, MM Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Italy, Misano, Italy (credit: TCR Italy); Max Mugelli, MM Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Italy, Misano, Italy (credit: TCR Italy); 6 Federico Paolino, Honda Civic Type R TCR, TCR Italy, Misano, Italy (credit: TCR Italy); 7 (L) Shelby Blackstock/Chris Miller, LA Honda World Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMPC, Road America (credit: Halston Pitman); 7 (R) Ryan Eversley/Taylor Hagler, LA Honda World Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMPC, Road America (credit: Halston Pitman); 8 Mat Pombo/Mike Lamarra, LA Honda World Honda Civic Type R TCR, IMPC, Road America (credit: Halston Pitman).

About JAS Motorsport
Founded in 1995, JAS Motorsport is one of the world's leading touring car teams and constructors. Initially fielding Alfa Romeos in the ITC, JAS became a technical partner of Honda in 1998 and has been at the forefront of its activities with touring cars and rallying ever since. In 2012, JAS was chosen to develop, in partnership with Honda R&D, the Civic WTCC, with which it claimed the Manufacturers' world title a year later. JAS designed and built the Civic Type R TCR, which has claimed 31 major titles so far (17 with the current model), and is also responsible for the build of the NSX GT3 Evo race car.
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