Guerrieri congratulates rival Michelisz after WTCR title loss, wants “revenge”
ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport’s Esteban Guerrieri was quick to offer Norbert Michelisz his congratulations following his WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO title defeat in Malaysia yesterday.
Guerrieri, driving a Honda Civic Type R TCR, lost out on the crown during the 30th and final race of 2019 at the Sepang International Circuit following a dramatic battle for title glory.
“Congratulation to this guy,” Guerrieri said at the post-race press conference on Sunday night. “I know him very well, he’s a very nice guy and as fast a driver as a good person he is. I’m really happy for him. It was a nice fight and I’ve really enjoyed all the year, to be honest.
“Today… was just life, I am glad to be sitting here to be able to fight for a world championship, so I am just thankful to live for this. Then all the rest of if is just situations.
“Azcona hit me in the back and threw me on the grass and I had a radiator full of grass, so I had to pit to take it out. I gave it everything, just enjoyed so much driving this weekend under these conditions. Until the last lap of Race 3 I just enjoyed it so much. I’m glad to have had this opportunity tonight. Of course I am a bit sad not to have won the championship, but there is always revenge.”