WTCR progress pleases Coronel
Tom Coronel might have left Japan without scoring points in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO but the Dutchman was quick to point to the “good progress” he made at Suzuka.
Coronel, who achieved considerable success during a five-year stint racing in Japan, landed a weekend-best P14 in Race 3 at JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan.
Afterwards, the Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda driver said: “We made some good progress through the weekend and you can see the evidence of this from the race results. I’m quite happy with the handling and I have more confidence to push than in previous weekends.”
However, Coronel admitted that he needs to be faster in qualifying in order to challenge for the points-paying positions.
“We do still need to improve in qualifying,” said the Dutchman. “This championship is so tight that even a small gain in time can put you many positions further up on the grid. If I’d started on the seventh row – which could have been possible without the red flag in qualifying – I think the races would have been even better.”