Tassi closes the gap in WTCR
Attila Tassi said he could take away some positives from WTCR / OSCARO qualifying at the Slovakia Ring yesterday, despite ending up P23 and P21 respectively in the two sessions.
The youngest driver in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO, 19-year-old Tassi admitted it could have gone even better in his KCMG Honda Civic Type R TCR.
“There are some positives to take from today, despite the position we’re in,” said the Hungarian. “If you compare the gap to pole position from Hungaroring and here, we’re closer and it’s a longer circuit, so that’s a significant improvement.
“I felt in the wet session that Q2 was possible, but we made a strategic decision not to change tyres at the end because a small delay would have left us out of time, but instead I finished my last lap maybe one minute earlier than some other drivers and didn’t benefit from the circuit being at its peak.
“I hope it rains on Sunday because in the slippery conditions today and in the races in Hungary, I was fast and I know I can go forwards from my starting positions.”
Tiago Monteiro, Tassi’s KCMG team-mate, was P21 and P24 in qualifying, an off on his first flying lap on slick tyres in Second Qualifying compromising his efforts.