WTCR pace rise unrewarded as team-mates tussle

2018-05-04T07:20:03+02:00May 3rd, 2018|2018, WTCR Race of Hungary 2018|

Team Mulsanne’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCRs where closer to the leading pace when the Hungaroring hosted the all-action WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO last weekend.

However, myriad setbacks meant the Italian squad wasn’t able to enjoy the success it craved.

Drivers Fabrizio Giovanardi and Gianni Morbidelli were eliminated from Race 1 following contact with two Audi-driving rivals.

Sunday brought more promise with Giovanardi one-tenth shy of a shot at Qualifying Q2, only to have his times disallowed following a weight-check infringement.

Race 2 produced more frustration when Giovanardi and Morbidelli – who had been slowed in Second Qualifying by a failing throttle sensor – collided.

And while Giovanardi retired from Race 3 with a puncture, Morbidleli charged through to claim P15.