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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.”

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.

Nagy’s mixed ETCC fortunes

30/06/2017 12:00 - 2017

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

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