Esteban Guerrieri and ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport head back to Motorland Aragon this weekend with the goal of winning the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup.
Despite a shortened, 16-race 2020 schedule, a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, Esteban has still claimed three wins so far this season and will enter the finale as one of 11 drivers still in with a chance of claiming the title, with the most realistic opportunity to unseat the current points leader.
Esteban, who this year has become the driver with the outright highest number of WTCR wins, is 26 points in arrears in second with a maximum of 85 available this weekend.
The 2019 runner-up is one of only three drivers to have gone into every WTCR season finale with a chance of winning the title, while the Esteban/ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport/Honda Civic Type R TCR combination is the only such one to have done so every season.
As well as Esteban’s Drivers’ Championship bid, ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport will also start the finale in contention for the Teams’ crown for a second year in a row.
They are 55 points off the summit, closer than at the same stage last season, with 153 left to play for.
Aragon, the venue for the previous round, will host the season finale following a late change to the WTCR calendar. Though the recent race weekend was a bruising one for the Honda Civic Type R TCR, there is optimism that the second run will be a more positive affair.
That is due to an anticipated weight break, as well as a change of layout for the finale, as the installation of a chicane to break up the long back straight should benefit the car.
For the first time, two Civic Type R TCR drivers will enter the final weekend with a mathematical chance of claiming the WTCR crown, as Esteban’s ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team-mate Nestor Girolami is also part of the reckoning.
‘Bebu’ will, however, be juggling three responsibilities as he attempts to help maximise Esteban’s chances, boost the team’s points tally and recapture his early-season form to improve his own placing.
The Argentinian is currently ninth in the drivers’ standings, just 10 points shy of sixth, and still has a realistic shot at finishing in the top five overall.
Following impressive weekends in Hungary last month, ALL-INKL.DE Münnich Motorsport drivers Tiago Monteiro and Attila Tassi both played the team game during the first Aragon weekend, and are ready to fulfil that role once more.
Tiago kept his eye in by competing in the TCR Germany season finale between Aragon rounds, claiming a best finish of second, and is hoping to end his second full WTCR season on a high.
Attila has enjoyed a fruitful second campaign, including a breakthrough first podium in the opening race of the season, which he backed up with a third-place finish at the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The 21-year-old is 12th in the standings, having already bettered his points tally from the 30-race 2019 season, and could yet break into the top 10 with a strong final round.