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Attila Tassi hails ‘best feeling of career’ after maiden TCR win

Attila Tassi has described his win in the opening TCR International Series race at the Hungaroring as ‘the best feeling of my career’ after he beat team-mate and team boss Norbert Michelisz to the victory.

The young Hungarian beat his more experienced team-mate to take the lead at the very start of the race, getting a better getaway to lead before Turn 1.

With Tassi in the battle for the overall drivers’ championship, Michelisz then settled into second to defend his team-mate’s lead, allowing Tassi to take a first-ever TCR win.

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“I am really happy – to win my first TCR International race here at home, in front of my home crowd, is just a dream come true,” said the M1RA driver. “It is the best feeling I had so far in my career.

“I made a good start, and clearly, Norbi protected my… shoulders, I only had to focus on the corners and preserving the tyres, without having to look into the mirrors.

“In the last couple of laps, I started having some brake and understeer problems, but kept everything under control.”

Tassi has moved up to third in the standings as a result of his win, being just nine points behind team-mate Roberto Colciago after the race.

As a result Michelisz, who is also owner of the M1RA team, said that the race went according to plan as it secured a third 1-2 finish in the championship.

“It all went according to the plan, but I must stress that Attila really won this race on his own merit, taking a perfect start,” said Michelisz. “He completely deserved this first win, and he has done tremendous progress this year.

“I know exactly how he must feel at this very moment, and I also feel emotional about it, it’s like winning myself.”

Race two takes place at 13:00 CEST (12:00 BST).

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