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Sixth appeals for ETCC racer Pfister

Sixth appeals for ETCC racer Pfister

01/07/2017 12:00

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.

The 29-year-old was making his debut on the challenging street track and qualified sixth in his older-specification SEAT where temperatures reached 60 degrees centigrade.

After a puncture ruled out a top-five finish in Race 1, Pfister hit back in Race 2 to finish the truncated race in sixth place.

“It was very turbulent and several of my competitors retired after hitting the wall,” said Pfister. “This resulted in several safety car periods and the race ended with a red flag after guardrail damage. In these circumstances, I am happy to have brought our race car over the finish line without damage and claim more points. A special thank you goes to my team, Alois Pfister, Kai Denner and Rene Körner, for the absolutely great work during the whole race weekend as well as the endless fans at the race track for the incomparable atmosphere.”

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.