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Farfus shows WTCR fighting qualities with ‘best touring car race ever’

Farfus shows WTCR fighting qualities with ‘best touring car race ever’
By FIA WTCR

13/05/2019 at 06:00Updated 13/05/2019 at 08:05

Augusto Farfus produced what he admitted later was his ‘best touring car race ever’ after he battled from P19 to fifth in Race 1 at WTCR Race of Slovakia yesterday.

In challenging conditions, the Brazilian’s overtaking masterclass netter his best result in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Car Cup presented by OSCARO.

“These races are all about finding the right spot on the opening lap and you need a good chunk of luck to just manage to get through,” said the BRC Hyundai N LUKOIL Racing Team pilot. “It worked and after I had some reasonable pace so I could also make progress. It’s the top five from P19, I don’t think anyone would have thought about that.”

After rear contact caused a puncture in Race 2, Farfus was at his overtaking best again in Race 3, this time making up 10 places in his charge from P17 to seventh.

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