Here’s a recap of some of the latest developments in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO.
WTCR RACE OF PORTUGAL ROUND-UP IN FIVE
*Michelisz closes up to title leader Guerrieri with Race 1 win
*Azcona scores maiden triumph as Ma falters taking Race 2 ‘joker’ lap
*Emotional home victory in for Monteiro following return from injury
*Tassi becomes youngest WTCR / OSCARO pole-sitter
*Ehrlacher joins uncle Yvan Muller on podium for first time
View the race reports here.
THE WEEKEND’S WINNERS
Here’s a reminder of who won what at WTCR Race of Portugal:
Race 1: Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse / Hyundai i30 N TCR)
Race 2: Mikel Azcona (PWR Racing / CUPRA TCR)
Race 3: Tiago Monteiro (KCMG / Honda Civic Type R TCR)
DHL Pole Position R1: Norbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse / Hyundai i30 N TCR)
DHL Pole Position R3: Attila Tassi (KCMG / Honda Civic Type R TCR)
TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy: Mikel Azcona (PWR Racing / CUPRA TCR)
View all the results and standings here.
AZCONA CLAIMS PORTUGAL WTCR TAG HEUER BEST LAP TROPHY
Mikel Azcona capped an unforgettable first appearance at WTCR Race of Portugal by winning the TAG Heuer Best Lap Trophy in Vila Real to go along with his Race 2 victory. The Spaniard set the fastest lap in both Race 2 and Race 3 in his PWR Racing CUPRA TCR, but it was the earlier mark that was the best. His time of 2m02.360s just shaded his Race 3 lap by 0.1s. Click for full story.
GUERRIERI KEEPING WTCR RIVALS BEHIND ON THE #ROADTOMALAYSIA
Esteban Guerrieri continues to top the race to win the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Although the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda remains out in front on the #RoadToMalaysia, his margin over second-placed Norbert Michelisz stands at 25 points – down from a pre-Vila Real 45 – ahead of the summer break. Click for full story.
NEWS, QUOTES, PHOTOS AND MORE AVAILABLE AT WTCR MEDIA SITE
Media reporting on WTCR Race of Portugal, the fifth event of the 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO can find news, quotes, high-resolution rights-free images and more information at the WTCR media site .Click here for more information.
AND IN OTHER NEWS…
WTCR’S ‘JOKER’ LAP SPICES UP THE ACTION IN VILA REAL
The ground-breaking ‘joker’ lap once again allowed for plenty of overtakes – and a change for the lead of Race 2 – when it was used at WTCR Race of Portugal on the streets of Vila Real. Introduced on a circuit where overtaking isn’t always possible, the ‘joker’ lap produced exciting tactical battles and plenty of action. Click here for the full race report.
THOUSANDS FLOCK TO WTCR VILA REAL PODIUM TO CELEBRATE MONTEIRO’S HOME WIN
Thousands of fans flocked to the Race 3 podium at WTCR Race of Portugal to celebrate Tiago Monteiro’s hugely popular home victory in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO. Click for full story.
CUPRA-POWERED AZCONA, PWR SCORE FIRST WTCR WIN
Mikel Azcona and PWR Racing are winners in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO following their Race 2 triumph at WTCR Race of Portugal on Sunday. Newcomers to WTCR / OSCARO this season, the Spanish/Swedish combination utilised the ‘joker’ lap to perfection to claim a notable victory. Click for full story.
WTCR DRIVERS CELEBRATE VILA REAL’S 50TH RACE
All drivers racing at Vila Real last weekend – including the 26 competing for honours in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO – assembled for a photocall to mark the 50th race event to take place in the northern Portuguese city. Joined by Mayor Rui Santos, the drivers gathered at the final corner on Friday evening to celebrate the notable milestone. A presentation was then made to Mayor Santos on the grid prior to Race 3. Click for full story.