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Cupra’s Azcona is targeting the WTCR title after closing the TCR European Championship – Motorsports

Azcona won the second TCR European Championship by qualifying in pole position and winning Race 1. After that, I skipped the final race and returned to Most with the WTCR doubleheader on Sunday.

For the WTCR weekend, Azcona was eighth in the rankings, more than 30 points ahead of champion Jan Aracha.

After a challenging start to the season at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Estril, he was 55 points away from the summit as he finished only one point in four races.

However, winning three podiums in the previous four races at the home venue of his Zengo Motorsport team in his native Spain and Hungary means that Azcona is one of the inform drivers of the series. Did.

Azcona showed the pace of the Cupra Leon competition by qualifying fastest in Most and securing the first WTCR pole position.

He started his first race, featuring a semi-reverse grid, in 9th place and moved up to 7th place as Nestor Jirorami’s Honda Civic won.

From the pole position of the second race on Sunday, Azcona slipped cold tires in the first corner and slipped second behind the Hyundai Elantra N of Norbert Michelisz.

After the accident behind him led to the red flag, Azcona put pressure on Michelisz through the reopened race, but couldn’t find a way to pass as the pair left the rest of the field.

Miquel Ascona, Zengo Motorsport CUPRALeon Competición

Photo: WTCR

Azcona has scored more points than any other driver over the weekend of the last three races, third behind Erhlacher and Esteban Guerrieri, 25 points away from the top.

“I’m really happy on the weekend. It’s a really good point for the championship,” he said.

“Race 2 really enjoyed the fight against Norbi. I was pushing really, really hard – I was very confident in the car.

“Now we are in P3 in the championship, which is amazing considering how to start the season.

“I will continue to work and fight for the title.”

Miquel Ascona, Zengo Motorsport CUPRALeon Competición

Miquel Ascona, Zengo Motorsport CUPRALeon Competición

Photo: WTCR

Azcona’s performance at Most was made even more pronounced by the energy-scavenging travel regime on the weekends.

After participating in the WTCR free practice and qualifying at the Czech venue on Friday, he flew to Barcelona to compete for the first day of the TCR Europe Championship Finale, winning the title on Saturday and then skipping the final race to become the most. came back. Two WTCR races on Sunday.

He states: “I’m a European champion now, so I want to be a world champion in the future. How about this year?”

– Motorsports

Cupra’s Azcona is targeting the WTCR title after closing the TCR European Championship

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