Tom Coronel pleased with season-best points haul in Slovakia

Tom Coronel pleased with season-best points haul in Slovakia

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Tom Coronel is looking forward to the last four FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) events of 2018 with optimism after a season-best points haul in Slovakia.

The DHL-backed Boutsen Ginion racer took seventh in the opening contest before a broken right-front damper ruled him out of race two.

He returned on Sunday, however, and claimed eighth to score his best points total of the season to date.

He now looks forward to the final four flyaway events to round out the championship’s inaugural campaign, starting at Ningbo in China over the last weekend of September.

“I’ve finished eighth today, and combined with seventh yesterday, this is my best points total from any event this year, so I’m pleased,” said Coronel.

“I think today’s result was a little lucky because I chose the inside line when I saw the big accident on the first lap, and that helped me gain a lot of places.

“There was one silly moment with Petr Fulin when he gave me a ‘move or we crash’ moment, so I moved, but other than that it was a good race.

“We have genuinely made a step forward this weekend compared to what we’ve done in the past few rounds and that gives me optimism for the Asian events.”