Muennich Motorsport ready for race at Argentine

The German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport enters new terrain at the WTCC in Argentine after the summer break – Runs 15 and 16 on the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo

Friedersdorf/Termas de Río Hondo (rol/ot) The German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport from Friedersdorf starts again at the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) coming weekend (3 rd/4th of August). After a month-long summer break, the racing stable from Saxony enters new terrain together with the WTCC on the Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina. The 2008 built track, about 6 km east in a suburb of the city Santiago del Estero in the province, will host the season runs 15 and 16. „That will certainly become an interesting weekend for all the drivers, because except of one BMW driver from Argentina, the track will be unknown for all the others“, team principal and racing stable owner René Münnich said, who will be behind the wheel of a Seat Léon just like his team colleagues Marc Basseng (both Neusalza-Spremberg) as well as the acting WTCC champion Rob Huff from Great Britain.

René Münnich, SEAT Leon WTCC, Münnich Motorsport
René Münnich, SEAT Leon WTCC, Münnich Motorsport

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The preparations for the premiere in Termas de Río Hondo certainly have had theoretical nature only, because after the start into the second season half about one month ago in Porto (29th/30th of June), the container with all the cars and the spare parts already were shipped to Argentina, where they arrived a few days ago and were brought to the race track. „We used the time for intensive data evaluation to understand how to handle the tires to have longer running times with the set“, René Münnich explained, who will follow his team to Argentina on Thursday (1st of August). „That understanding is the alpha and omega to keep up with the others in the races. The track should fit the Seat passably, but won’t have too many advantages for our cars.“

The team principal and racing stable owner in the Seat with starting number 37, who first and foremost wants to gather more experience and learn more about the car, sees the chance for Rob Huff (#1) with a little bit of luck, to get a podium placing at least in the second race again. That is what the British accomplished in Portugal lastly, where he finished second and scored the third podium placing for ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport after his win in Hungary and third place in Russia. Huff is on position four in the overall rankings at the moment. For Marc Basseng (#38), who is the team manager of the racing stable same time and who is on overall position 13 at the moment after his placings ten and five in Porto, it will be important to muscle in at the front of the field again. „It should be possible to score top ten placings and a few points again“, René Münnich said, whose racing stable is on position three of the Yokohama Teams' Trophy.

By the way, the temperatures at the Argentina premiere of the WTCC will be similar to those in Porto (36°C), because in Termas de Río Hondo they currently have more than 30°C already. But that won’t probably cause any big problems, because in their homelike region it is the same hot weather at the moment, so there should be a certain habituation effect...

Münnich Motorsport GmbH

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