WTCR driver quotes ahead of Race of Hungary

WTCR driver quotes ahead of Race of Hungary

03.06.2022: WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup Hungaroring, Hungary June 11-12th, 2022 Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse / Hyundai Elantra N TCR): “It’s always special to race in front of the Hungarian fans, it’s a very special atmosphere

WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup
Hungaroring, Hungary
June 11-12th, 2022





Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse / Hyundai Elantra N TCR):
“It’s always special to race in front of the Hungarian fans, it’s a very special atmosphere and very special memories connect me to this circuit. It’s where my career started, it’s where I enjoyed some of the most beautiful memories in my professional career. It’s an event I always enjoy a lot and I expect a lot of people to come to watch.


Every year you have many things happening on the track at the Hungaroring. You have very tight action after the start, with side-by-side driving through Turns 1, 2, 3 and 4. You have a lot of overtaking possibilities there and even if it’s not always possible to overtake, it’s not always about just overtaking at the Hungaroring.


The circuit is perfect for close racing and it always provides close, action-packed racing. For me this is the reason why the Hungaroring is always exciting and it’s always a good place to go and watch.”






Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co / Lynk & Co 03 TCR):
“Our car is good everywhere and we are capable to be on the podium of course and probably be not far away from the victory. But it depends on the temperature. The hot conditions that we can expect are always more complicated for the tyres, for brakes and, of course, for the driver and there is more stress on the car in general.


It would be nice to get a good result because, at the moment, we are not leading and are quite a lot of points behind the Hondas and we are behind the Hyundais as well so it would be nice to be at the front and take some points.”




Dániel Nagy (Zengő Motorsport / CUPRA Leon Competición)
: “The race in Hungary is, for sure, special but I think it’s special for all the drivers because the atmosphere we have with all the fans is really something. But to be Hungarian and racing at that event is even bigger.


I have been following all the touring car action at the Hungaroring from the beginning, first from the grandstands as a fan, then I was there in the support races and now it’s like the fifth time to be part of the Hungarian touring car event at international level, so I am really looking forward to meet all the fans, the friends and the family.


It’s also the home event for Zengő Motorsport and I really want to perform well for them.”




Attila Tassi (LIQUI MOLY Team Engstler / Honda Civic Type R TCR):
“I wouldn’t say it brings pressure but when you are racing at home you want to perform at your best level possible. I hope to see a lot of spectators because that’s an extra motivation for me to race in front of the home crowd and to perform as we can.


In the last years my home race weekends were not ideal all the way from FP1 to Race 2 but I hope this year it will be different and we can fight for really good results and really strong points. Bad luck was the main reason for this but we have adapted and learned from what happened in the past.


I haven’t won in the WTCR at the Hungaroring yet but I have done it in TCR International and it was amazing, to win both races at home. I remember last year when I won my first WTCR race [at Estoril in Portugal] it already felt really special so I cannot imagine what it can be like at home and with the home crowd there. It’s a dream and it’s the goal.”






MAGNIFICENT MAGNUS: BELGIAN ON HIS BREAKTHROUGH WTCR WIN




Gilles Magnus took a breakthrough victory at WTCR Race of Hungary last season. This is what it meant to the Comtoyou Team Audi Sport driver.



“It was a big relief I have to say. When I knew I was starting on pole I had a good feeling because this is a track where you need downforce and starting in front is a big advantage for sure.


But you have still got to nail the start because it’s a long way to the first corner, so for me that was the crucial moment. We did that very well and afterwards it was just managing [the lead].



I was lucky to have Fred [Vervisch] just behind me, he defended for me very well so I have to thank him for the good team work. We deserved this result after being second many times.”






 Richard Rodgers, photos WTCR




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03.06.2022 / MaP

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