The Honda Civic Type R TCR scored a sensational one-two finish at the Slovakiaring as ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport duo Nestor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri increased their advantage at the head of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
Starting second on Race Two’s partially-reversed grid, ‘Bebu’ disputed the lead for the opening laps, before moving to the front at one-third distance and pulling away to his third victory in four races and the fourth of the season for the team.
Team-mate Esteban made a rocket start from sixth to climb to third place at the start, and moved into the runner-up spot towards the end; securing his third podium of the season.
Added to sixth place in Race Three and 15th in Race One – after a sterling recovery from being punted off the track and rejoining last – Esteban’s results closed him to within two points of Bebu at the head of the championship.
This is because Bebu was himself eliminated on the opening lap of Race One after contact with multiple cars, and was pushed into the gravel at high speed in Race Three, from which he could only recover to 24th.
ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport lead the Teams’ standings by 50 points.
KCMG drivers Tiago Monteiro and Attila Tassi had a tough task ahead of them after both drivers suffered bad luck in qualifying.
Tiago finished 17th in all three races; a likely points finish from 21st on the Race-One grid disappearing due to a slow puncture; most probably due to running over debris on the first lap.
Attila, meanwhile, was run off the road on the opening lap of two of the day’s three races; each time having pit to have debris removed from his radiator grille to prevent overheating. His best result was 18th in Race One.
The series continues next weekend at the legendary Zandvoort circuit in the Netherlands.