Gabriele Tarquini has revealed how his start from the reverse-grid pole position in Race 1 at WTCR Race of Portugal could have been much worse aboard his all-new Hyundai Elantra N TCR.
Tarquini lost out to Yann Ehrlacher on the charge to the first corner but explained that he was “very close to stalling my engine”.

“I lost a position on the start and I was very close to stalling my engine,” said the BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse driver. “I tried to survive and I had the pace to attack the car in front of me. After five or six laps I started to feel the pressure in my front right was dropping. We think I hit some debris and I had a very slow puncture [so] Race 1 was unfortunately very short for me.

“My start in Race 2 was much better. I gained some positions in an exciting first lap, managing to get behind Norbi to finish in fourth.”
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