A championship title and podium are included in the Zengő’s plans for Pau

Friday, October 15, 2021 11:07

Zengő Motorsport driver Mikel Azcona would be even higher on the podium in the WTCR while competing for the championship title with his clubmate in the electric car race.

“It feels good to look at the tables,” sighed Zoli Zoli, team leader of Zengő Motorsport, which is running a particularly eventful season. The founder of the Hungarian speed racing stable, with the support of the Cupra, launched his star pilots in two series, and Zengő Motorsport has a serious chance to win the championship in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) and the electric touring car race (Pure ETCR) for the first time this year.

“Azcona is not only third on the WTCR rankings, but also among the drivers of electric touring cars, and if we add that he also won the European Championship last week, we can see that we have reason to be optimistic.” Zoli told the MOL Team.

Not all butters with milk

The former excellent speed car racer set the goal for his team before the season to win the championship in every track they start in Zengő Motorsport. Despite Azcona’s third place finish – or just a 25-point disadvantage over top Yann Ehrlacher – and Mattias Ekström’s lead season for e-touring car racing, the barn is a not-so-flattering seventh-place finish in the WTCR.

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“We made a big mistake in the first two race weekends because without testing, we blindly believed in a new part, but it turned out that the shock absorbers didn’t work well [Erről korábban már beszélgettünk Zolival]. We have a lot of points left in the German and Portuguese races, but the Cups have been soaring since the Spanish race, Azcona has been able to start twice off the pole and set two new track records and has since been able to stand on the podium in all three races. ”

“Huffy [Robert Huff – a szerk.] his case is different, he unfortunately has tremendous bad luck. According to telemetry data, he should also be in the lead in the lead, he also won a time trial, but in motorsport only competition matters and our British star pilot has no luck there. Either he’s knocked out and can’t finish the race, or something unexpected happens on the timer so he would have to fight himself from the very back. Unfortunately for him, this is not a lucky season so far. ”

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“Benceizs Bence’s situation is not easy either. In relation to him, I see him struggling with his own demons, and he should straighten himself first, for though he has excellent teachers within the team, he cannot develop as he would be absolutely expected by his talent until he is completely okay mentally. However, my trust is unbroken, I am confident that we will soon have serious success together, ”said Zoli about the young talent.

Is Zengő Motorsport appropriating the podium?

At the World Cup of electric touring cars, the situation of the Hungarian stable is so different that it does not have to win the first place, but keep it. Zengő Motorsport star driver Mattias Ekström is at the top of the table before the final race, with second-place driver Jean-Karl Vernay (Hyundai) wedged among the four-cup drivers. If things go well, even the podium can be appropriated by Zengő Motorsport, as the lag of the third Azcona and the fourth Jordi Gené is not dangerous either.

“Mattias may lose the championship title, but if that happens, he will lose. We’re talking about a world-class pilot, it would be a surprise if he failed his goal with his routine, but like I said, the odds only count before the race. In any case, the Swedish driver’s chances of Azcona having to share his attention increase, as he has serious tasks ahead of him in two races. ”

“It would be a huge thing if we could win the first-ever Pure-ETCR series. Everyone is considered to be the first baler in the technological revolution before our eyes, which is why we really want Zengő Motorsport to have the honor of being the first champion at the end of the first season. “This is the future, this is for sure, and with the championship title we would show that we are ready for it. It would mean a lot not only to Cupra, but also to us professionally,” Zoli said firmly.

You have to go well on an unknown track

The reverberators are a little confused before the Circuit Pau-Arnos, unknown in front of the entire field, is added to the calendar of both races. According to Zoli, the track in France is a bit social, and since as a team leader, in addition to the results, it is also important for the cars to get back to the paddock safely, he is also a little worried.

Photo: Zengő Motorsport

“It’s no coincidence that there has never been a competition with such a specific gravity here before. The curves are extremely sharp, the whole course is very dangerous, and when I think that there were accidents on the much more friendly mosti track after the start, I become a little more cautious. ”

“There are three races left of the season in WTCR and only one race in Pure-ETCR, but we still have very important tasks ahead of us. “In addition to the fight for the championship title, it is very important for us to bring Huffy a little higher, so that Zengő Motorsport can also move up in the team race, and of course we want to put a lot of useful race kilometers into the Cupras.”

Photo: Zengő Motorsport

“Now I also have to become a bit of a psychologist, as Azcona doesn’t have to be driven, but restrained. He’s never been in such a prominent place on the leaderboard as he is now, and his European title is also doped, so it will be very important to compete with a clear head and not risk anything you don’t have to. We’ll see what’s enough for the weekend, ”Zoli concluded.


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