Sunday , March 7 2021

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

Like the first race he failed to turn Rob Huff over half a year to the WTCR World Cup. The victory eventually became Esteban Guerrieri before Huff, Norbert Michelisz came down to the third stage on the podium and finished the season in the fourth place. The original title has become a fellow Gabriele Tarquini. Zsolt Szabó, in the final round of the race, badly collided his car.

Tarquini Championship ends with the first WTCR season (photo: WTCR)

The second race in Macau was going on, but that was the case Norbert Michelisz was among the patients – Hungarian driver Hyundaia was badly damaged after the accident. His teammate, champion, hunter Gabriele Tarquini needed a better final competition, In the first two races of the season, the advantage was significantly reduced.

In the third race Rob Huff could take the position of the pole, after the "King of Macao" won the first and then the second qualification. The beginning – like the first game – was not good for Huff with him Esteban Guerrieri could go. From third place Michelisz lost his position Against Jean-Charles Vernay.

But Tarquini started very well, At the end of the first round, five places were added to the ninth place. Champion opponent, Yvan Muller was fifth, ie. At the beginning of the race, the Italian was better with point-to-point hunting.

Of course this did not happen without collisions. For example, the Mehdi Bennani car is so badly damaged, that he had to end 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, after a delay, the ball missed attacked the leading Guerrier.

In the third round Aurélien Panis's car was defective, why it had to be sent to the field security car. The limit was two rounds, so the competition increased from 11 to 13.

The restart was good to start, but there was no change in the situation. Michelisz's mission was, to help Tarquin to keep Muller behind him, and for now he succeeded. A similar strategy worked a bit backwards. Thed Björk was in the sixth round before Tarquin, and came to ninth place when he had to bring the Muller championships.

In the eighth round, Huff attacked Guerrier harder than before, but failed. Two rounds before the end Vernay made a mistake – The sound was stopped by the tire, and as the end of the French race, Michelis walked to the steps. In the next round Zsolt Szabó was very much breaking his car, why the security vehicle had to be sent back to the field field and the box sent so he finally fired.

Guerrieri won the last race of the season, Huff and Michelisz could still stand on the stairs. Muller became the fourth, but Tarquini finished in the tenth position, The 56-year-old Italian won the first World Championship.

The race begins at the end of the ankle Zengő Motorsport Couple Fighting free pilot cards would finish its strongest weekend competition if Szabo did not have an accident. Norbert Nagy at position 20 he saw a glazing flag, which is the most appreciated position that one of the Hungarian stalwarts reached at the close of the season.

With strong durability Michelisz is the fourth in a row of hunt end of the season, Grand at 24, and Szabó 29. in general. Only Nagy Dániel on the list is on the Hungaroring weekend – the freeroll is 20 years old.

Among producers a Hyundai He finished the season with the strongest and the championship team is one Yvan Muller Racing It was.

The first season of the WTCR ended, but what exactly is waiting for the series after that, it is not yet known. There are many more questions, so it takes time to show everything.


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)

Final result in 30 matches: 1. Gabriele Tarquini (Italian, Hyundai) 306 points, 2. Muller (French, Hyundai) 303, 3. Guerrieri (Argentina, Honda) 267, 4. Norbert Michelisz (Hungary, Hyundai) 246, 5. Vernay (Belgian, Audi) 245, 6. Oriola (Spanish, Cupra) 245, 7. Björk (Swedish, Hyundai) 242 … 20. Velika D. (Hungarian, Hyundai) 36, … 24. Velika N. (Hungarian, Cupra) 18, … 29. Szabó Zs. (Hungarian, Cupra) 4

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