Double podium finish starts fresh TCR Italy campaign
Kevin Ceccon marked his first competitive outing in an i30 N TCR with a pair of TCR Italy podiums at Monza (April 30-May 2). Racing with the Aggressive Team Italia squad he finished third in both races at the famous track. He was one of seven Hyundai customer entries in the first weekend of the season, with i30 N TCR drivers showing strong pace in a variety of conditions during the event.
In a wet Race 1 Igor Stefanovski sprinted from fourth on the grid to lead before first corner. He was able to hold off those chasing for several laps, until being forced to surrender the place. He would slip back to be classified fourth – one spot behind Ceccon. Antti Buri crossed the line third. However, a penalty moved him back to fifth in his first race with the Target Competition team. Nicola Baldan, his new teammate, set fastest lap as he finished sixth having started tenth.
Ceccon, Baldan and Buri were again in the top ten in Race 2. The two Target entries finished sixth and ninth respectively – Buri again suffering a post-race penalty that pushed him down the order.