Only a few days after racing at the Slovakiaring, the FIA WTCR resumes already this weekend at Circuit Park Zandvoort, for rounds 10, 11 and 12.
Last year's visit to Dutch circuit turned into a festival of the French drivers, as Yann Ehrlacher (Honda Civic), Aurélien Comte (Peugeot 308) and Jean-Karl Vernay (Audi RS 3 LMS) took one race win apiece.
Münnich Motorsport’s Argentine duo of Néstor Girolami and Esteban Guerrieri defend their first positions in the Drivers’ championship that is topped by Girolami with a margin of two points over his fellow countryman.
Another pair of teammates, Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini of BRC Squadra Corse, follow in third and fourth; they lie 11 and 19 points behind the leader respectively.
For the delight of the local fans, three drivers will fly the Dutch colours with good hopes of achieving brilliant results: Nicky Catsburg, Tom Coronel and Niels Langeveld.
Catsburg, in a BRC Racing Hyundai i30 N, is eager to make up for the disappointment of the event in Slovakia, where he started two races from pole position, but failed to win any of them. Coronel and his Comtoyou Racing CUPRA have been fighting for the top positions during the two previous events. His teammate Langeveld, who drives an Audi RS 3 LMS, has just scored his first WTCR points and is very fast at Zandvoort where he won a TCR Germany race last year.
Action will begin on Friday with two 30-minute Practice sessions; Saturday will feature the first Qualifying in the morning and Race 1 in the afternoon; the second Qualifying session will take place on Sunday morning, followed by Race 2 and Race 3 in the afternoon.
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