Wednesday , October 20 2021

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


Just like the first race, he failed to beat Rob Huff in the post of the weekend at the WTCR World Cup. The victory eventually became Esteban Guerrieri before Huff, Norbert Michelisz stood up for the third stage of the podium and finished fourth in the season. The championship title became Gabriele Tarquini's teammate. Zsolt Szabó, in the last race, crashes his car badly.

Tarquini championship title ends with WTCR's first season (photo: WTCR)

The second race in Macau was happening, but it was Norbert Michelisz was one of the victims – The Hungarian driver Hyundaia was injured significantly following an accident. His teammate, the champion points the hunter Gabriele Tarquini needed a better final race, The advantage has fallen significantly in terms of points during the first two races in the season's closure.

In the third competition Rob Huff was able to take advantage of the post, after "King Macao" won the first and then the second qualification. The start – just like the first race – did not go well for Huff with him Esteban Guerrieri could go. From third place Michelisz lost a position Against Jean-Karl Vernay.

But Tarquini made a strong start, and at the end of the first yard five positions were added to the ninth place. Champion rival, Yvan Muller was the fifth, ie at the start of the competition, the Italians were better at point hunting.

Of course, this did not start without any collisions. For example, the Mehdi Bennani car is so 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 seemed: Huff did not rest Just like the first race, he missed the goals after the start attacked leading Guerrier.

In the third round Aurélien Pani's car was broken, why he had to be sent to the field safety car. The limit was two rounds, so the competition area increased from 11 to 13.

Restart was good for the foremost, but no change of position occurred. Michelisz's job was, to help Tarquin keep Muller behind him, and for now he has succeeded. A similar strategy worked a little bit backwards. Thed Björk was in the sixth round in front of Tarquin, and came to ninth place as he must make Muller's championship opportunities.

In the eighth round, Huff Guerrier attacked harder than before, but he failed. Two turns before the end Vernay made a mistake – He stopped his sound with rubber, and as it was the end of the French competition, Michelis went on a podium. In the next round Zsolt Szabó has broken his car very badly, why the security car should be returned to the field and the field must be sent so he finally kicked.

Guerrieri won the final season of the season, Huff and Michelisz could still stand on the podium. Muller became fourth, but since Tarquini finished in tenth position, The 56-year-old Italian won the World Cup's first championship trophy.

The race begins at the end of the ancestry Zengő Motorsport Par Fighters with free card pilots would have accomplished their strongest race this weekend if Szabo had no accident. Norbert Nagy in position 20 He saw the checkered flag, which is the most prestigious position achieved by one of the Hungarian stalls at the close of the season.

With strong endurance Michelisz is fourth in the hunt the season ended, Grand the 24th and Szabó the 29th Generals. Only the name Nagy Dániel on the weekend of Hungaroring is on the list – the freeroll is the 20th.

Mix the manufacturers a Hyundai finished the season with the strongest, and the championship team is the only one Yvan Muller Racing It was.

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


1. Esteban Guerrieri (Argentina, 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 the World Cup after 30 races: 1. Gabriele Tarquini (Italian, Hyundai) 306 points, 2. Muller (French, Hyundai) 303, 3. Guerrieri (Argentina, Honda) 267, 4. Norbert Michelisz (Hungarian, Hyundai) 246, 5. Vernay (Belgian, Audi) 245, 6. Oriola (Spanish, Cupra) 245, 7. Björk (Svenska, Hyundai) 242 … 20. Big D. (Hungarian, Hyundai) 36, … 24. Great N. (Hungarian, Cupra) 18, … 29. Szabó Zs. (Hungarian, Cupra) 4

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