Team Mulsanne has won Race-1 at Motorland, where was held the fifth round of the 2020 season of the FIA WTCR. The Italian squad has conquered with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris driven by Jean-Karl Vernay the third success in the global touring car series launched in 2018. The constructor based at Opera, near Milan, has proven during the entire weekend a performance potential equal to those of its rivals, much larger players with greater resources and budgets. The results could have been even better because, on top of reaching Q3 for the first time this season, Vernay conquered the first pole of the car since Suzuka 2018, but his lap time was cancelled because of track limits. In Race-1, the Frenchman took the lead at first corner, kicking-off from row 2 and has kept all rivals at bay until the chequered flag. Vernay’s Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris lies now in third in the Drivers’ overall standings thanks to the 146 points collected so far, a result extremely positive and encouraging towards the final round of the season, which, exceptionally, will take place again at Motorland on 15th November, following the cancellation of Adria.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“We were confident that this moment would arrive this year too, and I think that the fact it happened in a track new to everybody, gives greater value to the success. In one day, we have done a great technical work, and in my view, Jean-Karl has built half of his success in qualifying, perfectly finishing the job on Sunday. Without an unlucky contact in Race-2 that forced him to retire, we would have harvested more points, which added to those cancelled in Hungary and Slovakia by decision of the Stewards, would have put us in the position of title contenders one round from the end. I am very proud of what we have achieved, if we think that at the beginning of the year, we were not planning to take part in the 2020 FIA WTCR. To obtain our third victory in the reference series for touring car racing is a great satisfaction for us and a fantastic reward for all the efforts made to be here.”