Home hero Guerrieri tops WTCC Trophy
Esteban Guerrieri delivered another giant-killing performance at his home round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship today, making it through to the Qualifying Q3 shootout and topping the WTCC Trophy start list for Sunday’s Main Race.
Driving a Campos Racing Chevrolet, the Buenos Aires-based Guerrieri headed Sébastien Loeb Racing team-mates Mehdi Bennani and Tom Chilton in qualifying at Circuito Termas de Río Hondo with Yann Ehrlacher next up for RC Motorsport in the category for independent racers.
“From my side it was a quite positive Saturday,” said Guerrieri. “Even though my times are slower than last year, probably seven or eight tenths, there is a difference in the track somehow. I also didn’t feel good on the braking, my braking performance was not there compared to last year when looking at the data. Overall I’m very thankful to the Campos guys for putting it all together with a very limited budget. We are doing so far so good and we will see what happens in the race. It will be an interesting one.”
John Filippi is fifth followed by ROAL Motorsport’s Tom Coronel with title leader Rob Huff languishing in seventh after a tough qualifying. Zengő Motorsport pair Dániel Nagy and Zsolt Dávid Szabó and RC’s Kevin Gleason complete the WTCC Trophy contenders.