Budapest hosts the second WTCR round for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris
The twisty Hungaroring will host the second round of the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup this coming weekend. After the season-opener in Africa, in the streets of Marrakesh, the contenders of the world challenge for touring cars head towards a more traditional track, on the hilly surroundings of Budapest. The 4381 meters-long Hungarian track is one of the most traditional stops in the series’ calendar and one which always attracts huge crowds of fans, who will come also to cheer for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris entered by Team Mulsanne, and for their drivers, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Gianni Morbidelli. In the meantime, the manufacture based at Opera has delivered to Team V-Action the two cars with which the Italian team will campaign the entire TCR Italy, following a successful debut in the last part of the 2017 Italian series. The squad has also announced Gigi Ferrara, as his driver. He already drove the car last year at Imola and Monza, and also in the final round of the TCR Germany at Hockenheim.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“Team Mulsanne’s and Romeo Ferraris’ personnel analysed the cars upon their return from Marrakesh and realized that the different weight with respect to last year and softer tires represent a handicap for our cars, but we remain confident in our potential. We are aware though that the Hungaroring, with its succession of brakings and re-accelerations, is not offering a track configuration suitable to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris. We also know that Fabrizio and Gianni are two true warriors, as seen during the races in Africa, so we can be sure that we will see very entertaining races at Budapest”.