Victory the target at fourth round of ETCR
Achieving our first overall victory of the season is the goal as we head to the Hungaroring for the penultimate event of the inaugural PURE ETCR championship.
Close in Copenhagen
At the previous round in Denmark, Augusto and Jean-Karl both topped their respective Pools after the first two rounds, however we failed to capitalise on our advantage on the final day.
Tom also missed out on a well-earned haul of points after a puncture forced him to retire from his Super Final while running in second place. His team-mate John demonstrated promising pace early in the event, but struggled to return to form after an accident in a test session affected his confidence.
“Our team has been on a steep learning curve in PURE ETCR, and while we didn’t have the results we deserved or hoped for in Copenhagen, we will be seeking retribution next weekend in Hungary,” said our Director of Marketing and PR, Stefan Ph. Henrich.
In the break between events, we have identified areas for improvement and go to Hungary with renewed determination. With plenty of points-scoring opportunities in PURE ETCR, our focus will be on closing the gap to the lead of the standings.
“The Hungaroring is a great track,” said Augusto. “I have a lot of good memories and have won a few races there. I’m going to give it my all to bring home our first overall victory in PURE ETCR.”
“I’m hoping my previous experience of racing at the Hungaroring will help me start the weekend on the front foot,” commented John. “My target is for a strong weekend from start to finish.”
“We have to start taking overall victories and it has to happen in this next round,” added Jean-Karl. “If we have expectations of winning the championship, we need to focus on winning the weekend. Fortunately, I really like this circuit and I hope to use my past successes to full advantage next weekend.”
Our Veloster N ETCR performed well at the iconic Hungarian circuit in testing, so our hope is that we will be at the front of the pack throughout the race weekend.
“I love the Hungaroring,” said Tom. “We tested there in both dry and wet conditions and I was really enjoying the track. We learned a lot, especially in the wet running, so if it does rain I think we will be prepared.”