30 TARQUINI Gabriele (ita), BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Squadra Corse, Hyundai i30 N TCR, action RACE 3 during the 2020 FIA WTCR Race of Hungary, 4th round of the 2020 FIA World Touring Car Cup, on the Hungaroring, from October 16 to 18, 2020 in Mogyoród, Budapest, Hungary – Photo Paulo Maria / DPPITARQUINI: WHEN YOU HAVE A FANTASTIC CAR, YOU CAN ATTACK IN WTCR

Hyundai-powered racers Norbert Michelisz and Gabriele Tarquini were in full overtake mode at WTCR Race of Hungary – once they got the opportunity.

After failing to go the distance in Race 1 – Tarquini retired with accident damage, while Michelisz pitted with a technical issue – Michelisz fought through from P15 on the grid to finish Race 2 in a fine fifth place.

Tarquini, who could do no better than P18 in Race 2 following contact with Tom Coronel, was back on form in Race 3, his climb from P12 to seventh place including passes on Yvan Muller and Yann Ehrlacher.

“Race 3 was my best race, because when you start in the middle of the pack you can’t avoid incidents,” said the BRC Hyundai LUKOIL Squadra Corse driver. “But I could survive the first two corners and after I start to attack the others in front of me because the car was fantastic. Norbi also showed a very good pace [in Race 2] and I could overtake people in front of me. I had a lot of fun to be honest and it’s good to score some points.”

Michelisz, who completed his home round of the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup with P10 in Race 3, added: “In Race 2 [I could not] really hope for much more, starting the race from 15th. The car was working good so again I was able to push, I was able to put pressure on the cars in front. I really wanted to overtake the Audi in the end but [Nathanaël] Berthon was doing a really good job. In the end, I’m happy with the result.”

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