WTCR star Vernay a winner again
WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO race winner Jean-Karl Vernay continued his impressive recent run of form with a win at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Saturday.
Nineteen days after his WTCR OSCARO victory at Zandvoort, Vernay took his Leopard Lukoil Team Audi RS 3 LMS to a pole-to-flag triumph in the combined TCR Europe/TCR Benelux counter, as Maxime Potty finished second for another WTCR entrant, Comtoyou Racing.
“We had done part of the job in the morning when we claimed pole position,” said Frenchman Vernay. “I took a good start and focused on not making mistakes.”
Kris Richard, one of two wildcards at WTCR Race of Germany last month, won Race 2 on the road only to be handed a one-second time penalty for contact with Julien Briché, who inherited the victory in a PEUGEOT 308TCR, leaving Swiss Richard to settle for second.
Ironically, Vernay retired from Race 2 with suspension damage following contact with Briché.
Vernay’s next WTCR event is in Vila Real, Portugal, from 22-24 June.