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Official! Nagy was best WTCR wildcard of 2018

2018-12-12T15:40:28+02:00December 12th, 2018|2018|

Six wildcards were on the entry when the inaugural WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO was decided during an epic season showdown in Macau last month.

But while Kevin Tse was the pick of the bunch on the Circuito da Guia, Dániel Nagy was the best wildcard of all season.

Piloting a Hyundai i30 N TCR for the Hungarian M1RA team, 20-year-old Nagy placed second in Race 2 at WTCR Race of Hungary in April, the highest finishing result recorded by any of the 16 wildcards of 2018.

Despite being saddled with an extra 60 kilograms under the WTCR OSCARO regulations, Nagy pursued Rob Huff Huff throughout the 12-lap counter, eventually finishing a little more than half a second behind the Briton at his home track.

Here’s a reminder of the 2018 WTCR OSCARO wildcards and a record of their best result.

André Couto: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: 18

Edgar Florindo: WTCR Race of Portugal
Best result: 12

Petr Fulín: WTCR Race of Slovakia
Best result: 5

Lam Kam San: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: N/A (DNQ)

Billy Lo: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: 19

Dániel Nagy: WTCR Race of Hungary
Best result: 2

René Rast: WTCR Race of Germany
Best result: 6

Kris Richard: WTCR Race of Germany
Best result: 16

José Rodrigues: WTCR Race of Portugal
Best result: 15

Filipe Souza: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: 17

Andrzej Studenič: WTCR Race of Slovakia
Best result: 12

Attila Tassi: WTCR Race of Hungary
Best result: 15

Kevin Tse: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: 17

Rui Valente: WTCR Race of Macau
Best result: N/A (DNQ)

Bernhard van Oranje: WTCR Race of Netherlands
Best result: 19

Michael Verhagen: WTCR Race of Netherlands
Best result: 20