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ETCC is great, says rookie racer Rodrigues

ETCC is great, says rookie racer Rodrigues

02/07/2017 12:00

José Rodrigues described the FIA European Touring Car Cup as a “great championship” after his one-off appearance in the series at his home event, ETCC Race of Vila Real.

Rodrigues usually competes in the ADAC TCR Germany series but switched to the ETCC in his Target Competition Honda Civic on the challenging street track in northern Portugal.

After finishing third on the road – from third on the grid – in Race 1, Rodrigues was demoted to fourth following a clash with Igor Stefanovski, which earned him a 30-second penalty. He was fourth again in Race 2.

“It was a great fight with Stefanovski but I think it was a great result for me and I’m very happy with my performance today in this great championship,” said Rodrigues, a protégé of World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro. “It’s an amazing circuit and it’s a pleasure for me to [race] these great drivers. It’s not possible [for me to do more ETCC races this year] because I’m doing TCR Germany but it’s a pleasure for me to be here.”

Petr Fulín ensured he was crowned the 2017 FIA European Touring Car Cup winner with a comfortable home victory in the second encounter at ETCC Race of Most in the Czech Republic earlier today (Sunday).

ETCC trophy winner Petr Fulín, Plamen Kralev and Norbert Nagy attended the post-race press conference at FIA ETCC Race of Most. This is what they said.

Petr Fulín ensured he was crowned champion of the 2017 FIA European Touring Car Cup by scoring a comfortable home victory in the second encounter of the FIA ETCC Race of Most in the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Bulgarian Plamen Kralev scored his maiden victory in the FIA European Touring Car Cup by climbing from fourth on the grid to win the first encounter of the FIA ETCC Race of Most in the Czech Republic on Sunday morning.

Watch ETCC live from Most

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The deciding rounds of the FIA European Touring Car Cup from Most in Czech Republic are being streamed live at the official ETCC website, FIAETCC.com.

Saturday’s qualifying session of the FIA European Touring Car Cup Race of Most didn’t turn out as expected for title contender Igor Stefanovski.