Tarquini begins WTCR title defence with a win
Gabriele Tarquini began his WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO title defence with a victory in Marrakech on Sunday.
The Italian took his BRC Hyundai N Squadra Corse i30 TCR to first place in the reverse-grid Race 2 at WTCR AFRIQUIA Race of Morocco.
And he leaves North Africa a strong third in the standings, although he admitted afterwards that fellow Hyundai driver Nicky Catsburg deserved the win following the Dutchman’s exit from the lead due to brake failure.
“Nicky made a fantastic start and I could not overtake him,” said Tarquini. “I feel really sorry for him because he deserved to win. With the reverse grid, fortunately we could score some points and we will keep fighting for more because I’m thinking for the long distance. It was fantastic to win the second race of the weekend.”