WTCR @ Slovakiaring: Victories for Audi, Honda and Alfa Romeo

WTCR @ Slovakiaring: Victories for Audi, Honda and Alfa Romeo

15.05.2019: Just like two weeks before in Hungary, WTCR's third race meeting at the Slovakia Ring was affected by changeable weather conditions. In a Friday that was dedicated to Free Practice an

Just like two weeks before in Hungary, WTCR's third race meeting at the Slovakia Ring was affected by changeable weather conditions.


In a Friday that was dedicated to Free Practice and Qualifying, Nicky Catsburg emerged as the fastest of the lot, as he claimed pole positions for Race 1 and Race 3. However, he was unable to convert any of them into his maiden WTCR victory in Sunday races.



In Race 1, Ma Qing Hua took the lead at the start from third on the grid, but after a safety car period Frédéric Vervisch began threatening him and eventually overtook him on lap 5. For the rest of the race Ma was under pressure from Norbert Michelisz, but managed to keep him at bay until the end. Behind the three leaders, Jean-Karl Vernay moved up to fourth, but was then unable to stay in contact with the Ma-Michelisz pair.


Rob Huff, who sat on pole of the reverse grid for Race 2 led the field, followed by Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri; Kevin Ceccon followed in fourth. Girolami took the lead from Huff on lap 2 and the leading quartet pulled away.



Both Guerrieri and Ceccon overtook Huff for second and third and then the Briton lost fourth position to Catsburg as well. In the final laps, Ceccon closed in on the leading duo, but it was too late to try an overtaking manoeuvre and so Girolami scored his third victory of the season from Guerrieri and Ceccon.


Just like in Race 1, Ma made a great start from third on the grid and took the lead in Race 3 from Catsburg and Michelisz; Ceccon moved up to fourth from his sixth starting position. On lap 5, both Michelisz and Ceccon overtook Catsburg for second and third; the Dutchman then dropped further down the order. The leading trio pulled away and delivered some close battles; Michelisz was threatening Ma’s leadership, but was also defending his second place from Ceccon. Eventually they crossed the finish line in the order, all covered by sixt tenths.



Girolami is still leading the standings, but his margin was reduced to two points only over his teammate Guerrieri, while Michelisz moved up to third a further 11 points adrift.



Race 1

1. Frédéric Vervisch (Comtoyou Racing, Audi RS 3 LMS), 11 laps
2. Ma Qing Hua (Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta), 2.834
3. Norbert Michelisz (BRC Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N), 3.243

Race 2

1. Néstor Girolami (Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic FK7), 9 laps
2. Esteban Guerrieri (Münnich Motorsport, Honda Civic FK7), 0.65
3. Kevin Ceccon (Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta), 0.983


Race 3

1. Ma Qing Hua  (Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta), 11 laps
2. Norbert Michelisz (BRC Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N), 0.242
3. Kevin Ceccon (Team Mulsanne, Alfa Romeo Giulietta), 0.694




Championship points


1. Girolami 125 pts; 2. Guerrieri 123; 3. Michelisz 102



The WTCR resumes already this weekend at Circuit Park Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, for rounds 10, 11 and 12.
Last year's visit to Zandvoort turned into a festival of the French drivers, as Yann Ehrlacher (Honda Civic), Aurélien Comte (Peugeot 308) and Jean-Karl Vernay (Audi RS 3 LMS) took one race win apiece.



Track time at Zandvoort


Friday, 17 May - 12:45, Free Practice 1 (45 minutes)
Friday, 17 May - 15:20, Free Practice 2 (30 minutes)
Saturday, 18 May - 08:05, Qualifying 1 (30 minutes)
Saturday, 18 May - 14:35, Race 1 (12 laps)
Sunday, 19 May - 08:00, Qualifying 2 (Q1 20 min. + Q2 10 min. + Q3)
Sunday, 19 May - 13:15, Race 2 (12 laps)
Sunday, 19 May - 16:35, Race 3 (15 laps)
All time local - GMT +2






Fabio Ravaioli, photos: DPPI

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