Muennich Motorsport will carry extra weight in Budapest

ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport with ten kilos additional weight in the Seat Léon on the Hungaroring. René Münnich: "The aim is still a podium placing“

Friedersdorf/Budapest (rol/ot) Hardness test for the German Team ALL-INKL.COM Muennich Motorsport from Friedersdorf: Without a break, the next race of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is already scheduled for this weekend (4th/5th of May) for the racing stable from Saxony. After the acting WTCC champion Rob Huff (Great Britain) almost scored a podium placing on position four last weekend (27th/28th of April) on the Slovakia Ring in the Seat Léon, the German team of the racing stable owner and team principal René Münnich still aims for a podium placing at the fourth season event.

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

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"It is very clear that a podium placing remains our goal. Our drivers and our cars have the potential to reach that, even if we only have Rob Huff with racing experience on the Hungaroring“, René Münnich said. So the test drives on Monday (29th of April) helped the team to get to know the track. "That has been important and very enlightening.“

The Münnich drivers have to take additional weight in their three Seat Léon for the first time on the Formula 1 race track about 20 km north east of the Hungarian capital city Budapest, where the WTCC will be held for the third time in a row. It will be ten kilos, but the Chevrolet Cruze (+ 40 kg) and the Honda Civic (+ 30 kg) cars have even more additional weight on board.

"As a start, this is going to be a little challenge for us, which we can handle though“, the team manager Marc Basseng said, who will be behind the wheel as well like René Münnich. "I think we were able sort a few things out at the test drives on Monday and hopefully we found a good setup“, Basseng said. The GT1 world champion of last year almost scored a podium placing as well at the WTCC with the positions four and five. That will be the goal for him as well at the season runs seven and eight on the 4.381 km long Hungaroring.

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Series WTCC
Drivers Rob Huff , Marc Basseng , René Münnich
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Tags, basseng, budapest, hungaroring, seat leon, wtcc