Record breaker: Michelisz sets Vila Real's fastest WTCR lap with DHL Pole Position

Record breaker: Michelisz sets Vila Real's fastest WTCR lap with DHL Pole Position

06.07.2019: FIA WTCR Race of Portugal: First Qualifying WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO 2019 Rounds 16, 17 and 18 of 30, Circuito Internacional de Vila Real, 5-7 July Saturday, July 6th 2019


FIA WTCR Race of Portugal: First Qualifying
WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO 2019
Rounds 16, 17 and 18 of 30, Circuito Internacional de Vila Real, 5-7 July
Saturday, July 6th  2019


- Hungarian qualifies on top in Portugal after breaking lap record, Farfus second

- Top 13 separated by one second on challenging street track

- Home hero Monteiro P15, WTCR / OSCARO title leader Guerrieri down in P19






Norbert Michelisz claimed the DHL Pole Position for Race 1 at WTCR Race of Portugal after setting a scintillating pace in qualifying on the Vila Real street circuit.



The BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse driver headed the 40-minute session early on only to be knocked from the top spot by SLR VW Motorsport’s Rob Huff. But then Michelisz set a new qualifying lap record of 2m59.498s around the 4.785-kilometre Circuito Internacional de Vila Real to capture the DHL Pole Position.



“That was probably the lap of my life,” said Michelisz, second in the WTCR / OSCARO standings after 15 races. “There was no margin for me to go any faster. I’m happy with the progress from yesterday’s practice and this one goes to the team.”



Huff found himself bumped down to fourth by the chequered flag, with BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team’s Augusto Farfus going second fastest, 0.299s down on the flying Michelisz. “It’s all about commitment at this track,” said Brazilian Farfus. “I tried to build up my pace and got my distance to the walls better. I’m very happy with P2.”



Cyan Performance Lynk & Co’s Yann Ehrlacher was third fastest, as five customer racing brands filled the top 10 places.



Behind Huff in fifth was Team Mulsanne’s Ma Qinghua despite the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR driver picking up a puncture and reporting himself as sick over the radio at the end of the session.



BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team’s Nicky Catsburg made it three Hyundai i30 N TCRs in the top six despite losing his quickest time of the session for hitting an anti-corner-cutting tyre stack. Gabriele Tarquini was another to suffer the same fate and ended up in P11.



Comtoyou DHL Team CUPRA Racing’s Aurélien Panis was seventh fastest, ahead of second free practice pacesetter Johan Kristoffersson, Thed Björk and Kevin Ceccon.



Jean-Karl Vernay was the fastest Audi RS 3 LMS driver in P12 in his Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport entry, while #RoadToMalaysia points leader Esteban Guerrieri was down in P19 due to a sensor issue in his ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport, which cost him two of his planned runs.



Race 1 of WTCR Race of Portugal takes place at 15h15 local time with live global broadcasts.






 Richard Rodgers, - photos FIA WTCR

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