WTCR Qualifying Q1 flash: Urrutia fastest from Vernay
Santiago Urrutia scored the first points of WTCR Race of Aragón by topping the Q1 session in qualifying at MotorLand Aragón.
The Goodyear-equipped Cyan Performance Lynk & Co driver battled it out with Jean-Karl Vernay to take the DHL Pole Position for Race 1, doing enough to go quickest by just 0.006s.
Home hero Mikel Azcona kept up his great form in his Zengő Motorsport CUPRA Leon Competición to go third fastest in the 20-minute session, ahead of Cyan Racing’s Yvan Muller and Goodyear #FollowTheLeader Yann Ehrlacher, whose fifth fastest time adds a point to his WTCR title lead.
Ehrlacher is now 27 points ahead of Esteban Guerrieri whose ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR failed to make the top 12 to progress to Q2. The Argentinian was down in P18 after his brake problems in free practice, which is a big blow to his WTCR title hopes.
Others to miss out on Q2 included Tom Coronel (Comtoyou DHL Team Audi Sport Audi RS 3 LMS) in P13, Attila Tassi (Honda), Luca Engstler (Hyundai) and Tiago Monteiro (Honda).
Race 1 at WTCR Race of Aragón takes place on Sunday morning at 09h15 local time.