2018
06.07

RACE PREVIEW

> Leopard Lukoil Team WRT to Hungaroring for a frontal assault

 

The TCR Europe series resumes this weekend at Budapest's Hungaroring for rounds 7 and 8 with Leopard Lukoil Team’s Jean-Karl Vernay in 3rd position in the standing after Spa-Francorchamps’ domination.

 

Located less than 20 km northeast of Budapest, the Hungaroring is famed for hosting the first Formula One grand prix behind the old Iron Curtain in 1986. Ever-present on the F1 calendar since, the Hungaroring has also become a popular venue for world touring car racing. Resurfaced for 2016 with re-profiled kerbing to boot, the track blends tight turns and fast sweeps while its valley location makes for an initial descent before a climb back up to the high-speed Turn 4.

 

‘Jay Kay’ has already run on this track at the end of April for the WTCR Championship event. The Frenchman managed an impressive start, completing a triple Top 10 as he once again proved to be the best of the Audi entries. On this weekend the combination of BoP and Compensation Weight lists the Audi RS 3 LMS as the heaviest car (1315kg).

 

Two Hungarian teams will take part in the event, M1RA and Zengő Motorsport; the young Spaniard Mikel Ancona will try to defend his 11-point margin ahead of Serbian Dušan Borković, while Leopard Lukoil Team WRT’s Vernay wants to further reduce his gap of 39 points.

 

2018 TCR Europe (GMT +2)
Circuit: Hungaroring
Length: 4381m
Race distance: 25 Minutes

 

Friday, July 6th:
12:00-12:30 - FP1
16:00-16:30 - FP2

 

Saturday, July 7th:
09:55-10:30 - QP
13:40 - Race 1

 

Sunday, July 8th:
11:50 - Race 2

 

DRIVERS’ STANDING:
1 - Azcona / 95 points
2 - Borković / 84 p.
3 - Vernay / 56 p.
4 - Nagy / 54 p.
5 - Files / 50 p.


TEAMS’ STANDING:
1 - Target Competition / 132 points
2 - PCR Sport / 125 p.
3 - Leopard Lukoil Team / 94 p.
4 - Hell Energy Racing / 94 p.
5 - M1RA / 74 p.

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