WTCR Race of Hungary selected driver quotes

WTCR Race of Hungary selected driver quotes

18.08.2021:



WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup’s
WTCR Race of Hungary
20-22 August 2021




WHO SAID THAT?



Norbert Michelisz (HUN) BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse / Hyundai Elantra N TCR: “
This is the most special race of the year regardless of whether it’s the first race or the last race of the season. Of course it’s a circuit where I drove many laps, it’s circuit I like a lot and because of this I am quite confident of a good result.


We did some testing before the season started, the feeling was good and we made good progress. It will not be strange to experience 30 degrees, which is a big task for the cars, the tyres and also the drivers.”





Attila Tassi (HUN) ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport / Honda Civic Type R TCR:
“I’m really looking forward to see all the fans in the grandstands cheering for us. I hope as many fans as possible can come and we will have a very good atmosphere as in the past because we know Hungarian fans are one of the best in motorsport. They are very passionate about this sport.”



Jessica Bäckman (SWE) Target Competition / Hyundai Elantra N TCR:
“It will be fun to race on a track that we’ve raced on before. It was the first race we did in TCR Europe in 2019 and I have some good memories. We have been struggling a lot to get the car to work the way we want.


Hopefully this weekend we will achieve it and I will be happy if I could bring home a top 10 position. I have prepared by doing a lot of simulator and I’m very excited to be back racing again.”



Thed Björk (SWE) Cyan Performance Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR
: “The team gave me an awesome car for my first WTCR podium of 2021 at MotorLand Aragón [last month]. It was such a tough race to stay ahead of the Audis. I’m really looking forward to the next race and to continue pushing for the top.”



Bence Boldizs (HUN) Zengő Motorsport Drivers’ Academy / CUPRA Leon Competición
: “I’m really excited and I can’t wait for next week. We are still struggling with the big amount of understeer. We have to find something and, if we can, I really want to be on the podium, it would be amazing. Last year it was an empty Hungaroring, this year I hope there will be so many fans in the grandstand and this year I can start in a good position like last year.


Since 2010 I was at the Hungaroring every time to watch the WTCC and I knew and felt the energy and power that the fans have. Obviously, I was cheering for Norbi [Michelisz] and then Attica [Tassi] as well. The fans will still be cheering for Norbi and Attica now but I hope some fans as well cheering for me.”



Gilles Magnus (BEL) Comtoyou Team Audi Sport / Audi RS 3 LMS: “
I love the track but also Budapest, it’s simply amazing and it’s not for no reason that Formula One is driving there as well. My very first race in TCR Europe in 2019 was at the Hungaroring and we ended up immediately on the podium.


Our goal should be to be as competitive as we were in Aragón and be on the podium again. With the team I’m looking at some data from the last years and preparing for what is coming physically and mentally.”








THE BIG NUMBER: 12


All drivers use the single specification Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport tyre. For WTCR Race of Hungary, each driver has 12 dry-weather slick tyres allocated and can carry over 10 from previous events. In addition, 16 wet-weather tyres are available.




 Richard Rodgers, photos WTCR

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