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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.”

Mladen Lalušić added to his FIA European Touring Car Cup scoring tally with sixth place in Race 1 at ETCC Race of Vila Real last month.

Zsolt Dávid Szabó’s impressive performances in the FIA European Touring Car Cup have been rewarded with a step up to the FIA World Touring Car Championship with Zengő Motorsport for WTCC Race of Argentina later this month.

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.

Andreas Pfister left Portugal for his native Germany with more FIA European Touring Car Cup points in the bag following an encouraging performance in Vila Real last weekend.

Nagy’s mixed ETCC fortunes

30/06/2017 12:00 - 2017

It was a case of differing fortunes for Norbert Nagy when the FIA European Touring Car Cup visited Portugal last week.

Christjohannes Schreiber has spoken of his frustration following his second-successive non-score in the FIA European Touring Car Cup.