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Race 1 flash: Fulín wins sizzling Sicilian ETCC opener

Race 1 flash: Fulín wins sizzling Sicilian ETCC opener

11/10/2015 11:43

Petr Fulín has won the opening FIA ETCC Race of Italy to keep his Single Make Trophy title hopes alive following a dramatic 11-lap counter shown live on Eurosport.

Title contender Mato Homola retired on the formation lap with a suspected mechanical fault before Dušan Borković crashed out of the lead in spectacular fashion exiting turn three on lap two, as Franz Engstler spun out of the TC2T category lead at turn two.

Borković managed to limp back to the pits but his badly damaged SEAT will require extensive repairs in order for him to start the second race, which could potentially decide the ETCC Single Make Trophy title with Fulín having provisionally narrowed Borković’s lead to 13 points. Homola can no longer win the title following his exit.

Engstler’s moment handed what was third place to team-mate Davit Kajaia. However, when Andreas Pfister slowed a few laps later, Kajaia moved into second with Ronny Jost inheriting third before Engstler battled back to snatch the final outright podium spot and second in TC2T behind Kajaia, who claims the class title, the first driver from Georgia to win an FIA crown, subject to confirmation of the final results.

Peter Rikli won TC2 ahead of new provisional champion Michal Matĕjovský with Niklas Mackschin securing the Super 1600 title behind class winner and fellow Ford Fiesta driver Gilles Bruckner after Ulrike Krafft retired on lap one after a clash with Florian Hildner at the first turn.

Race two is due to begin from a standing start at 13h00 local time. All the action will be shown live on Eurosport.

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

08/10/2017 11:10 - 2017

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.