Just one week on from the Salzburgring rounds, the TCR International circus travels to Hungary to visit the Hungaroring, a 2.722 mile (4.381 km), 14 turn circuit outside of the city of Mogyorod. This will be the first time TCR International has raced at the Hungaroring.
The previous weekend at Salzburgring saw both Dusan Borkovic and Roberto Colciago take victories, but it’s now Switzerland’s Stefano Comini that leads the championship standings with 125 points to Colciago’s 122..
Tire wear and BoP were the talk of the paddock in Austria and being only days on, we can expect more of the same in Hungary. Craft-Bamboo has lodged a protest against the turbos on the Opel and Alfa Romeo machinery and while the initial protest was shot down by TCR officials, Craft-Bamboo have appealed, keeping the Salzburgring results provisional. This should be settled soon, but will still be one of the biggest talking points of the weekend, especially as another Alfa Romeo joins the grid with the local Unicorse Team and Mark Jedloczky driving. To add to the BoP talk, success ballast was added where Stefano Comini will carry 30 kilos, Dusan Borkovic will receive 20 kilos and Roberto Colciago will receive 10 kilos.
Along with the young Ledloczky, look for Hungary’s Nobert Michelisz to also hop into a car this weekend with his M1RA Honda team in front of a lively home crowd. In more extremely exciting news, Hungary will mark the TCR International debut for the KIA Cee’d with two teams bringing the car – Botka Rally with Istvan Bernula behind the wheel and Zengo Motorsports with Ferenc Ficza driving. Zengo will also be bringing four SEATs with Daniel Nagy, Csaba Toth, Csaba Mor and Anett Gyorgy driving.
TCR action begins Friday June 16th at 15:15 for Practice 1.
Saturday June 17th
12:15 – 12:45 Practice 2
16:50 – 17:25 Qualifying
Sunday June 18th
9:10 – 9:35 Race 1
13:00 – 13:25 Race 2