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TAG Heuer Fastest Lap Trophy: WTCC consolation for Catsburg

TAG Heuer Fastest Lap Trophy: WTCC consolation for Catsburg

16/07/2017 22:08

Nicky Catsburg claimed the TAG Heuer Fastest Lap Trophy at the WTCC Race of Argentina, but it will be little more than a consolation prize after the Volvo driver lost a certain victory.

The Polestar Cyan Racing Volvo ace was holding a commanding lead in the Main Race at the Circuito Termas de Río Hondo when his S60 suffered a second left-front puncture hot on the heels of an identical failure in the Opening Race. Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team’s Norbert Michelisz inherited the lead and the subsequent race victory.

But Catsburg had already done enough to secure the TAG Heuer Fastest lap Trophy by lapping the 4.8km circuit in 1m44.480s on lap four, just three before his heartbreaking puncture.

Volvo team-mate Thed Björk had set the fastest lap of the Opening Race with a time of 1m44.727s on his way to an eventful sixth place finish.

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With Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage. And Julie Lespagnol, a 28-year-old performance engineer from Metz in France, is playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory.

With Polestar Cyan Racing, Volvo’s factory team in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, locked in a close battle with Honda for the coveted Manufacturers’ crown, the expertise of the squad’s technical personnel is being relied upon more and more in order to gain an advantage. And Julie Lespagnol, a 28-year-old performance engineer from Metz in France, is playing a key role in the Swedish make’s pursuit of WTCC glory.

WTCC racer Rob Huff received a hero’s welcome on his return to the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone last weekend where he was standing in for friend and WTCC rival Tom Chilton.

FIA World Touring Car Championship racer Néstor Girolami helped Prince Carl Philip to the Swedish GT Championship runner-up spot at the weekend – and said afterwards how his appearance at Mantorp Park had helped his preparations for the upcoming WTCC Race of China.

Norbert Nagy will join three rivals in a final-round face-off for the FIA European Touring Car Cup crown following a dramatic pair of races at Zolder in Belgium.

Norbert Nagy, driving for FIA World Touring Car Championship team Zengő Motorsport, has qualified in pole position for ETCC Race of Zolder.

Castrol Honda World Touring Car Team has issued the following statement on its driver and FIA World Touring Car Championship leader Tiago Monteiro.