Münnich Motorsport has been in a race against time to repair Yann Ehrlacher’s Honda Civic Type R TCR, which was one of seven cars that was unable to take the restart following a delay of more than two hours after the crash. The team appeared hopeful on Sunday morning that his car would be ready for qualifying at 09:00, ahead of Races 2 and 3 this afternoon.

But the German squad has already confirmed that James Thompson’s Honda will not compete today, having sustained too much damage.

YMR, whose team boss Yvan Muller eventually took victory in Race 1, has also been flat out to repair Thed Björk’s Hyundai i30 N TCR. Despite a brief fire and a heavy impact, the all-white Hyundai looks as good as new this morning and Björk is expected to participate today.


BRC Racing Team’s Norbert Michelisz is sporting a bandage on his left arm, but has declared himself fit to race while his Hyundai also appears to be ready, despite a heavy impact in Saturday’s crash.

But Sébastien Loeb Racing has already left Vila Real and will take no further part at WTCR Race of Portugal. Its Volkswagen Golf GTI TCRs sustained the most damage after drivers Rob Huff and Mehdi Bennani made contact at the front of the field, triggering the multi-car accident.
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