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Rikli “very bitter” after bad luck in ETCC

Rikli “very bitter” after bad luck in ETCC

18/05/2017 12:00

Peter Rikli said he was “very bitter” after a second victory in as many events slipped from his grasp in the FIA European Touring Car Cup.

After a track limits penalty cut short his winning celebrations at Monza last month, the Swiss was on course to land his first win of the new ETCC season in the second of two races at the Hungaroring last weekend.

However, a mechanical fault on the final lap dropped him from first to P10 in the final classification as Rikli Motorsport team-mate Christjohannes Schreiber went on to take victory, his third in four races.

“A cheap part is broken and it’s the second victory running through my fingers – I’m very bitter,” said Rikli.

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.