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Mota vows to be even mightier on ETCC return

Mota vows to be even mightier on ETCC return

20/04/2017 12:00

Fábio Mota is ready to fight for FIA European Touring Car Cup glory in 2017 after announcing his return to the series for a second season.

Mota, from Portugal, impressed during his rookie ETCC campaign last year, finishing seventh in the ETCC Super 2000 Cup in an older-specification SEAT.

Armed with a current-spec car for 2017, the 29-year-old has high hopes of more on-track success running with Lema Racing albeit under the Lein Racing banner.

“My debut year in the ETCC was really hard as I didn’t know most of the circuits, had a very strong opposition and a car that didn’t have the latest updates, as the ones from my adversaries. In 2017, we will have some new circuits and the field will be even stronger, but I’ll have a full-spec car, which gives me more confidence.

“Last season was tough and demanding, but I grew up as a driver – I’m stronger and I showed that I can fight with any ETCC driver. This year, with a full-spec car, the expectations are higher, of course, but I know I’ll have more and stronger opponents. I’ll give my best and fight for good results.”

Mota, from Vila Nova de Gaia in northern Portugal, will be supported by Würth, Sika, Projectiva, Serafim Marques, Turas, Platoform, Wetor, Glassdrive and NSS. The 2017 season gets underway with ETCC Race of Monza from 28-30 April.

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.