Prior schedules and WTCR 2018 at the Hungaroring


The WTCR kicked off his first season in Marrakech, a scenario that is not finished to see the potential of the vehicles TCR. Perhaps for this reason, there are many that have pointed out the circuit of Hungaroring as the stage at which we start to see until where you can reach new cars and step to check the balance of performance between the different models. Of time and in the light of the results seen in Morocco, the car to beat is the Hyundai i30 N TCR, although this condition is sure to change when you start applying the burdens of compensation that the WTCR has inherited from the WTCC.

Hungary is a path demanding and this has been evident in the six times that the WTCC has raced at this track. And it will be no different with the vehicles TCR. along its 4.381 meters hide 14 curves. The braking of the curves 1 and 12 are the most demanding for the brakes, while in the central sector, and on the margin of their unique chicane, there are several angles linked in that it is difficult to find the balance of the car. In spite of this fact, is not a path which offers great overtaking opportunities by its narrowness and by the concatenation of curves that form. His latest asphalt data of 2016.

All eyes before the start of the competition at the Hungaroring are placed in the box of the team BRC Racing Team. However, the team was the formation most prominent in the first meeting of the calendar in Marrakech thanks to a Hyundai i30 N TCR showed a great level. In addition, with the team competing Gabriele Tarquini, the first leader of the contest after accumulating two wins and an abandonment in Morocco, and Norbert Michelisz, the great local hero. In fact, the pilot Hungarian is the big favorite to victory by his enormous knowledge of a track that already triumph in his time in the WTCC.


despite the domination of the Hyundai i30 N TCR in Marrakech, patent in the above-mentioned leadership of Gabriele Tarquini or in the second position of Thed Björk in the general, what is certain is that several pilots left their mark on a circuit in which it is difficult to get the full potential of the car. In fact, Jean-Karl Vernay got with the Audi RS 3 LMS victory in the race with an inverted grid, while Pepe Oriola has signed a valuable podium in the manga, in this case with the Cupra TCR. Also yielded poorly the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR with Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani to their controls.

Yann Ehrlacher was the best pilot at the controls of a Honda Civic Type R TCR in Marrakech, so it has been placed in an optimal position to fight for positions of privilege at the Hungaroring. All in all, the competition will be really high on a test in which in addition to the grill of the WTCR grows in two units with the presence of the first two pilots invited by the form of the ‘wild card’. However, in Hungary, will be present the young local riders Antti Tassi and Dániel Nagy. The first he is driving a Honda Civic of Hell Racing and the second a Hyundai i30 of M1RA.

Schedules of the WTCR 2018 in the circuit of Hungaroring

Day Time Session Duration
Saturday 07/04 08:30h Free practice 1 30′
Saturday 07/04 10:10h Free practice 2 30′
Saturday 07/04 12:30h Classification 1 30′
Saturday 07/04 15:25h Career 1 12 turns
Sunday 08/04 10:00h Classification 2 (Q1+Q2+Q3) 60′
Sunday 08/04 15:30h Race 2 (an inverted grid) 12 turns
Sunday 08/04 16:55h Race 3 (main) 15 turns