Fulín: Nagy was fast and fair in the ETCC

Fulín: Nagy was fast and fair in the ETCC

03/07/2017 12:00

Petr Fulín has praised FIA European Touring Car Cup rival Norbert Nagy for giving him a clean fight at ETCC Race of Vila Real last week.

After beating Nagy off the line, Czech Fulín was shadowed throughout the 11-lap contest by the young Hungarian, who had beaten Fulín to pole after taking advantage of an aerodynamic tow.

“Just like [qualifying] my mirror was absolutely ‘green’ (the dominant colour on Nagy’s car) for approximately 30 minutes,” said Fulín. “It was nice, because I know Norbi is correct, even when at the Nordschleife we had some crazy moments. But it was absolutely very clear, with high concentration and driving without mistakes was necessary. That’s why I was able to be in front also at finish. But Norbi was very fast and it was very fun.”

Fábio Mota fought for a podium finish in both FIA European Touring Car Cup races at Zolder – but had to settle for a best result of fourth place scored in the first of two races in Belgium.

Seventeen-year-old Czech Václav Nimč will step up to the FIA European Touring Car Cup when the all-action series visits his homeland next month for ETCC Race of Most, the final event of the 12-round season.

Rudolf Pešović has explained what went wrong in Race 2 at FIA ETCC Race of Zolder – and his hopes for being back in action for Most finale next month.

Andreas Pfister reckons fifth place is as good as it could have got when the FIA European Touring Car Cup returned to Zolder last weekend.

Petr Fulín has publically thanked his Křenek Motorsport team for the work it did to keep his FIA European Touring Car Cup title bid on course.

Christjohannes Schreiber, Igor Stefanovski, Peter Rikli, Norbert Nagy and Petr Fulín attended the post-race press conference at FIA ETCC Race of Zolder. This is what they had to say.