Esteban Guerrieri says his first season in WTCR, and his second in World Touring Cars, has been ‘fantastic’ after the Münnich Motorsport driver claimed his second win of the season on the streets of Macau.
From the front row of the grid, Guerrieri got a better start than pole-sitter Rob Huff and moved into the lead, as Huff eventually slotted into second behind the Argentine.
Thereafter the Honda driver would have to defend from Huff for most of the race, as the master of Macau was unable to deny Guerrieri a second win despite being quicker on the twisty section of the track.
Victory sealed third overall in the drivers’ standings for Guerrieri, who was comfortably the best-placed Honda driver in the standings.
Given that it is only his second season at the world level, Guerrieri was pleased with his season.
“It was a fantastic season, I really enjoyed it, with a lot of sparks with everybody here as well, but we know how it is,” said Guerrieri. “We know how we have to race, a bit too much sometimes, but this is racing and we always have to learn.
“I’m happy to finish the season in this way, winning in Macau. I have two wins this year, in Macau and on the Nordschleife, so I cannot ask for more. It was a great year and also finishing third [overall] I’m very pleased.
“I was disappointed on Friday, but if I’d known I would win today, that’s fine. I’m pleased with this guy here [Huff] and I learned a lot defending from him, and of course we will have a nice battle again next year.
“Thanks to my team, my family, I have a lot of support and to my mother who is fighting… I am very happy, thank you.
“I’ve now had two seasons racing in World Touring Cars. Last year I won the last race and finished fourth in the points, and now I’ve won the last race and taken third overall.
“I’ve had a fantastic car all weekend thanks to an incredible job by the team, and this means I can go into the winter on a very big high.”