- Ann Bradshaw
Andy Priaulx Has A Tough Weekend In WTCR Race Of Hungary
The second weekend of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in Hungary didn’t finish how Andy Priaulx had hoped it would, with him only scoring points in race one in his Cyan Racing-prepared Lynk & Co 03 TCR. A disappointed but optimistic Andy summed it up by saying: “It was a really tough weekend. It was promising in terms of qualifying performance, but the races didn’t go well. I had damage in race two and had to retire, but the team did a really good job turning the car round very quickly to get me out for the final race. Then, despite some damage, it was just a matter or finishing and getting some more time getting used to a front wheel drive car again.” In race one on Saturday on the Hungaroring track near Budapest he qualified 15thafter getting caught in traffic on his fastest lap, but the fact that 0.9secs covered the top 18 shows how competitive this series is. He went on to finish 12thin race one. On Sunday he started qualifying really well and in Q1 was third fastest, but eventually started race two from 12thon the grid. Unfortunately after what was a turbulent race in very slippery conditions he retired with rear suspension damage. Then he started race three from 12thbut again was in the middle of lots of action, was hit from behind, which cost him a lot of performance, and eventually he could only manage to bring the car home in 20th. The next weekend for the FIA WTCR is in two weeks in Slovakia.
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