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Fulín to the fore in ETCC Testing 1

Fulín to the fore in ETCC Testing 1

10/10/2015 14:00

Petr Fulín has staked his claim to FIA European Touring Car Cup glory in Sicily this weekend by going fastest in Testing 1, which was delayed by three hours after heavy rains and strong winds hit Autodromo di Pergusa this morning.

The Single Make Trophy contender from Czech Republic lapped the 4.95-kilometre track in a fastest time of 1m51.108s with Mato Homola second on a 1m51.463s in his identical SEAT.

Andreas Pfister was third in another SEAT on a 1m52.049s with SMT title leader Dušan Borković’s 1m52.068s effort putting him fourth overall.

BMW driver Davit Kajaia was the fastest TC2T contender in sixth with Peter Rikli quickest in TC2 in his Honda. Niklas Mackschin was the only Super 1600 runner to venture out on track and was P13 at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta.

While it proved a successful test for Rikli, his team-mate and protégé Daniel Conrad was not so fortunate, bringing out the red flags while his Honda was recovered from a gravel trap after the young Swiss spun off.

Testing 2 takes place from 14h30-15h15 local time. The Testing 1 classification is available by clicking here.

Christjohannes Schreiber will start ETCC Race of Vila Real defending a slender one-point lead in the battle to be crowned FIA European Touring Car Cup champion for 2017.

ETCC Race of Vila Real is set for a live television extravaganza with TVI showing both races as they happen on several digital platforms including TVI Player, TVI24.iol.pt and Facebook.com/tvi24.

Top Portuguese driver Fábio Mota will be hoping to make a big impact on the streets of Vila Real this weekend as he looks to build on his FIA European Touring Car Cup podium double last time out in Germany. This is what the LEIN Racing SEAT driver had to say ahead of his home race.

Top Portuguese driver Fábio Mota will be hoping to make a big impact on the streets of Vila Real this weekend as he looks to build on his FIA European Touring Car Cup podium double last time out in Germany. This is what the LEIN Racing SEAT driver had to say ahead of his home race.

Fábio Mota and FIA European Touring Car Cup rookie José Rodrigues will be aiming for home success when the ETCC heads to Vila Real from 24-25 June. And with Christjohannes Schreiber and Petr Fulín one point apart in the battle for title success, an action-packed weekend is in store on the streets of northern Portugal.

José Rodrigues will make his FIA European Touring Car Cup debut at ETCC Race of Vila Real next week in a Target Competition Honda Civic.

ETCC winner lands WTCC chance

15/06/2017 12:00 - 2017

Manuel Fernandes will go from FIA European Touring Car Cup winner to WTCC rookie when he contests his home round of the World Touring Car Championship in Vila Real, Portugal next week (23-25 June).