WTCR: Guerrieri won the final race, Tarquini is the champion!


As in the first race, he failed to turn Rob Huff into pole position over the weekend of the WTCR World Cup. The victory eventually became Esteban Guerrieri before Huff, Norbert Michelisz defended the third stage of the podium and finished the season in fourth place. The championship title became Gabriele Tarquini's team-mate. Zsolt Szabó, on the last lap of the race, badly hit his car.

The Tarquini championship title ends with the first season of the WTCR (photo: WTCR)

The second race in Macau was happening, but that was the case. Norbert Michelisz was one of the – The Hungarian pilot Hyundaia was seriously injured after an accident. Your teammate, the champion pointsman Gabriele Tarquini needed a better final competition the advantage was significantly reduced in terms of points in the first two races at the end of the season.

In the third race Rob Huff could take off from pole position, after "King of Macau" won the first and then the second qualifying. The start – just like the first race – did not go well for Huff with him Esteban Guerrieri was able to go. Starting from third place Michelisz lost a position Against Jean-Karl Vernay.

But Tarquini made a strong start, and at the end of the first lap, five positions were added to ninth place. Rival Champion Yvan Muller was the fifth that is, at the start of the race, the Italian was better off with the point hunt.

Of course this start did not happen without collisions. For example, the car of Mehdi Bennani is badly damaged, that he had to give up the race at the end of the first round.

The drivers in the lead were very close to each other in the first round and it looked like: Huff did not rest. just like in the first race, he missed the final after the start attacked the leader Guerrier.

In the third round Aurélien Panis's car was broken Why did he have to be sent to the field? the safety car. The limitation was two rounds, so the competition range increased from 11 to 13.

The restart was good for the front, but no change of position occurred. Michelisz's work was, to help Tarquin keep Muller behind, and for now he managed. A similar strategy worked a little behind. Thed Björk was in the sixth round ahead of Tarquin, and reached ninth place, as he had to do Muller's chances in the championship.

In the eighth round, Huff attacked Guerrier with more force than before, but he failed. Two laps before the end Vernay made a mistake He stopped his audio with rubber, and as it was the end of the French race, Michelis took the podium. In the next round Zsolt Szabó broke the car very badly because the safety car had to be sent back to the field and the field had to be sent so he finally fired.

Guerrieri won the last race of the season Huff and Michelisz could still be on the podium. Muller became the fourth, but since Tarquini finished tenth, the 56-year-old Italian won the first trophy of the world championship.

The race starts at the end of the ankle Couple Zengő Motorsport Fighting with free-board riders would have completed his strongest race at the weekend if Szabo had not been in an accident. Norbert Nagy at position 20 he saw the checkered flag, which is the most prized position that one of the Hungarian prospectors achieved at the close of the season.

With strong resistance Michelisz is the fourth in hunting finished the season, Grand on the 24th, and Szabó on the 29th overall. Only the name of Nagy Dániel at the Hungaroring weekend is on the list – the freeroll is the 20th.

Among the manufacturers one Hyundai finished the season with the strongest, and the champion team is the only Yvan Muller Racing Was.

The first season of the WTCR ended, but what exactly is waiting for the series after that, is still not known. There are many more question marks, so it takes time for everything to come to light.


1. Esteban Guerrieri (Argentine, Honda)
2. Rob Huff (UK, Volkswagen)
3. Norbert Michelisz (Hungarian, Hyundai)
4. Yvan Muller (French, Hyundai)
5. Yann Ehrlacher (French, Honda)

20. Norbert Nagy (Hungarian, Cupra)

22. Zsolt Szabó (Hungarian, Cupra)

The final result of vk after 30 races: 1. Gabriele Tarquini (Italian, Hyundai) 306 points, 2. Muller (French, Hyundai) 303, 3. Guerrieri (Argentine, Honda) 267, 4. Norbert Michelisz (Hungarian, Hyundai) 246, 5. Vernay (Belgian, Audi) 245, 6. Oriola (Spanish, Cupra) 245, 7. Björk (Swedish, Hyundai) 242 … 20. Big D. (Hungarian, Hyundai) 36, … 24. Large N. (Hungarian, Cupra) 18, … 29. Szabó Zs. (Hungarian, Cupra) 4


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