Oriola and Filippi experienced a challenging Hungarian double-header but still remained in contention for a points finish
Team Oscaro by Campos Racing and their drivers Pepe Oriola and John Filippi contested the second round of the FIA WTCR, which took place at the Hungaroring. The WTCR Race of Hungary was a demanding weekend for Team Oscaro by Campos Racing drivers and the Cupra TCR cars.
On Saturday, in the qualifying session determining the starting order for race 1, Corsican Filippi posted a lap time of 1m54.387s to start from row eight and Oriola lined up 22th with a lap time of 1m54.900s. At the start, Filippi was hit by another car in the back and spun out. The driver of Team Oscaro by Campos Racing was forced to retire six laps later. Oriola moved through the field to finish 16th.
On Sunday, Filippi qualified 13th on the grid by clocking a time of 1m53.907s and Oriola set a lap of 1m54.271s to start seventeenth on the grid. Oriola’s race 2 came to an early end on lap five and Filippi took the chequered flag in 13th. In the final race Oriola came 19th after battling with no less than ten drivers. Filippi was forced to retire.
The third round of the series, the WTCR Race of Germany, will be held at the iconic Nürburgring-Nordschleife on 11-12 May. The venue will take place in the frame of the famous 24 hours of Nürburgring.