TCR Europe series resumes this weekend at Budapest's Hungaroring for
rounds 7 and 8 with PCR Sport's Mikel Azcona as the current points
leader. The young Spaniard will try to defend his 11-point margin ahead
of Dušan Borković (Target Competition), while Jean-Karl Vernay (Leopard
Lukoil Team WRT) hopes to further reduce his gap of 39 points.
the favourite drivers are local heroes Dániel Nagy (M1RA) and Attila
Tassi (Hell Energy Racing KCMG); they both are still chasing a maiden
victory in the series and will benefit from the noisy support of the
enthusiastic Hungarian fans. Last year, Tassi won the TCR International
Series rounds when he was racing for M1RA and earlier in the current
season him and Nagy have already raced at the Hungaroring, in the WTCR
event. An occasion that saw Nagy fighting on an equal footing with his
fellow World Cup competitors and claiming a well deserved second place.
Europe welcomes back Igor Stefanovski (Stefanovski Racing Team) who was
forced to miss the previous race meeting at Spa for the consequences of
his crash at Zandvoort, and return with the aim of showing their
Other drivers are also eager to shine in Hungary: Kris
Richard (Target Competition) wants to make up for the the penalty that
stripped him of Race 2 victory at Spa; Julien Briché (JSB Compétition)
wants to prove that the victory he inherited from Richard was not
undeserved; Maxime Potty (Comtoyou Racing) is excited by his podium
results at Spa; Josh Files (Hell Energy Racing KCMG) needs points to
stay in the title fight and Stefano Comini who has rejoined the series
in Spa with a Honda Civic run by Autodis Racing THX.
The other two
drivers supported by Autodis Racing have swapped cars: Cedric Piro has
taken over the Hyundai i30 N run by Piro Sport, while Loris Cencetti has
been moved to the Honda Civic run by THX.
Two Hungarian teams will
take part in the event, M1RA with Nagy and Francisco Mora and Zengő
Motorsport with two Cupra cars; the drivers will be named later on.
combination of BoP and Compensation Weight lists the Audi RS3 LMS as
the heaviest car (1315kg); the Cupra, Honda Civic and Hyundai cars are
50kg lighter, while the Volkswagen Golf and Peugeot 308 are a further 10
and 40kg lighter respectively.
Track time at Hungaroring
Friday, 6 July - 12:00, Free Practice 1 (30 min.)
Friday, 6 July - 16:00, Free Practice 2 (30 min.)
Saturday, 7 July - 09:55, Qualifying (Q1 20 min. + Q2 10 min.)
Saturday, 7 July - 13:40, Race 1 (23 min. + 1 lap)
Sunday, 8 July - 11:50, Race 2 (23 min. + 1 lap)
All time local - GMT +2
Photos: TCR/Photo 4