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ETRC: Kiss clinches his third title at Misano

Norbert Kiss has secured his third career FIA European Truck Racing Championship title during a season finale held at Misano

The Hungarian ace started his title hunt with securing pole position. Came Race 1 and he lost the lead to fellow front row starter Sacha Lenz as the two went into the first corner.
Kiss stayed right on the German’s tale and eventually retook the lead; however, the pass was completed under yellow flags, which were brought out to enable recovery of Jamie Anderson’s stricken truck.

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WRC – T. Neuville: “The difference was a set-up change on Friday midday”

WRC – T. Neuville: “The difference was a set-up change on Friday midday”

FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP
Present:1st – Thierry Neuville (BEL), Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT2nd – Elfyn Evans (GBR), Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT3rd – Dani Sordo (ESP), Hyundai Shell Mobis WRTWinning manufacturer – Andrea Adamo (ITA), Team Principal, Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
Q:Thierry, congratulations on your second victory here in Spain. You showed fantastic pace on this event.

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WRC – Neuville seals 2nd win in Spain as title fights go down to the wire

2021 RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España – Sunday report

Thierry Neuville, navigated by Martijn Wydaeghe, stormed to his second FIA World Rally Championship victory of the season with a commanding success at RallyRACC – Rally de España on Sunday afternoon.
The Belgian took control of the penultimate round with eight straight fastest times in his Hyundai i20 across the middle of the three-day asphalt rally to secure back-to-back Spain victories by 24.1 sec.

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WTCR – Vernay defeats Muller in home victory battle

FIA WTCR Race of France – Race 2 report 

Jean-Karl Vernay reignited his FIA WTCR – World Touring Car Cup title hopes by beating WTCR Race of France pole position starter Yvan Muller to win Race 2.
The Frenchman got the better of his countryman at the start and brushed off the threat of a late safety car intervention to win on home soil in his Goodyear-equipped Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Elantra N TCR.
Vernay got the drop on Muller from the lights and with the inside line into Turn 1 swept into a lead he wouldn’t lose.

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WRC – Neuville on top in Spain after super Saturday

2021 RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España – Saturday afternoon

Thierry Neuville dominated Saturday’s second leg of RallyRACC Catalunya – Rally de España to close on a second FIA World Rally Championship victory of the season.
He was virtually untouchable on the flowing asphalt speed tests in the Costa Daurada hills to extend a slender 0.7sec overnight lead into a 16.4sec advantage over Elfyn Evans with one day remaining of this penultimate round.

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WTCR – 2021 Race of France – Post-Qualifying press conference

FIA WTCR – 2021 WTCR Race of France – Post-qualifying press conference transcript

In attendance:Yvan Muller (Cyan Racing Lynk & Co), first positionJean-Karl Vernay (Engstler Hyundai N Luqui Moly Racing Team), second positionNorbert Michelisz (BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse), third position
Q:Jean-Karl, very nicely done, you were foot the floor. Talk us through it.
JKV:Yeah, it’s a good day, you know? Since this morning I’ve had a good feeling. I think we worked pretty well all together, all the Hyundai drivers to set up a really good car. From Q1 the car was excellent.

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WTCR – Muller saves his best for home with sensational charge

FIA WTCR Race of France – Qualifying report 

Yvan Muller claimed his first pole position of the FIA WTCR − World Touring Car Cup season by topping Qualifying at WTCR Race of France with a sensational lap in his Goodyear-equipped Lynk & Co 03 TCR.
The home hero proved fastest in the Q3 shootout at Circuit Pau-Arnos in his Cyan Racing Lynk & Co entry to head fellow Frenchman Jean-Karl Vernay (Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Elantra N TCR).
“Yes, the first pole position of the season,” said Muller after little more than one second covered the fastest 19 in Qualifying Q1.

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WTCR – Urrutia pips Girolami to go fastest

FIA WTCR Race of France – Free practice 2 report 

Santiago Urrutia topped the times in Free Practice 2 at WTCR Race of France as the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup field continued to acclimatise to Circuit Pau-Arnos ahead of Qualifying.
Cyan Performance Lynk & Co driver Urrutia recorded a time of 1m19.295s to head Néstor Girolami’s ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport Honda Civic Type R TCR by just 0.047s.
The top 17 were separated by less than a second in the 30-minute session, with four of the WTCR’s five customer racing brands making it into the top 10.

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WTCR – Muller heads Bjork at home as Circuit Pau-Arnos action begins

FIA WTCR Race of France – Free practice 1 report 

Yvan Muller set the pace in the first free practice session at WTCR Race of France as the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup made its debut at Circuit Pau-Arnos.
The Frenchman set a time of 1m19.747s to head fellow Lynk & Co driver Thed Björk by just 0.112s, with the top 18 cars separated by less than a second around the 3.030-kilometre circuit.
Jean-Karl Vernay was third fastest in his Goodyear-equipped Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly Racing Team Hyundai Elantra N TCR, ahead of Esteban Guerrieri’s ALL-INKL.

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