Nagy’s mixed ETCC fortunes

Nagy’s mixed ETCC fortunes

30/06/2017 12:00

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

Following the high of his pole position and second place in Race 1, Nagy crashed heavily in Race 2, inflicting substantial damage to his Zengő Motorsport SEAT in the process.

The Hungarian youngster explained: “Race 1 was very, very fun. Of course, it was not a good thing that I lost the first position, but all laps were very, very crazy so I’m very happy with those points and with the pole position points.

“In the second race my start was very, very good, better than the Hondas…finally. After that, [Mladen] Lalušic’s start was very bad and I couldn’t overtake him because the gap was not enough and a lot of cars overtook me. After the right-hander there were two more cars near me and the only chance to overtake was if I took the left-hander on the right side but it was very dusty and that’s why I crashed my car.”

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.