Attila Tassi optimistic about racing ‘on a level footing’ in Hungary

Attila Tassi optimistic about racing ‘on a level footing’ in Hungary

Attila Tassi
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Attila Tassi is looking forward to racing in front of home fans in Hungary in the FIA World Touring Car Cup this weekend, with the KCMG Honda driver entering the weekend on a ‘level footing’ compared to his wildcard début at the circuit last year.

Tassi, 19, took part in the WTCR races on the Hungaroring in 2018, but had never previously raced against the competition at the time.

The Hungarian nevertheless finished all three races with a best result of 15th, but having won twice at the circuit in 2017 in TCR International, he feels that he could have performed better.

This year, with a full season programme in WTCR, Tassi heads to the same circuit in a confident mindset, optimistic of breaking into the top ten after just missing out in the previous round in Marrakech, where he took a best result of 11th in race three.

“Racing in front of your home fans is always great, but it feels even more special now that I’m driving full-time at a world level,” said Tassi.

“Last year I made my WTCR debut here together with KCMG as wildcards and we showed top-ten speed in qualifying, even if the circumstances put us on the back foot.

“We can use that, and the race three speed in Morocco to help us move towards the front here.

“Unlike Marrakech, it’s a track I know well and that means that at least we start on a level footing with the others. I’m excited to see what the weekend will bring.”