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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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