Jessica Bäckman leads the way in shortened second practice

Jessica Bäckman leads the way in shortened second practice

Jessica Bäckman
Photo: TCR Media

Jessica Bäckman emerged as the fastest driver in a significantly shortened second practice session for the TCR Europe series at the Hungaroring, as accidents for Davit Kajaia and Andreas Bäckman.

The session had barely got underway when PCR Sport’s Davit Kajaia spun off into the gravel at turn 4, bringing out the red flags for the first time.

After a five minute delay the session resumed, but before drivers had a chance to post a competitive time it was Target Competition’s Andreas Bäckman who went off at Turn 3, hitting the barriers at a 45 degree angle and bringing about another stoppage, including the need for barrier repairs.

Bäckman emerged with a slight injury to his wrist as a result of the impact, and the clock continued to tick down for a further ten minutes.

When the session finally resumed, it was Andreas’ sister Jessica who put in the best lap in her Hyundai, just under a tenth ahead of the DG Sport Peugeot of Aurélien Comte.

Dušan Borković was third fastest in his Hyundai, ahead of the leading Volkswagen of WRT’s Maxime Potty in fourth.

Josh Files was fifth fastest, ahead of Mat’o Homola in sixth, making it four Target Competition cars in the top six places.

First practice pace-setter Nelson Panciatici was seventh fastest in his M Racing Hyundai, ahead of the leading Audi of Comtoyou Racing’s Gilles Magnus in eighth.

The top ten was completed by Peugeots from two different teams, with Team Clairet Sport’s Teddy Clairet just ahead of JSB Compétition’s Julien Briché.

Qualifying for race one gets underway at 16:00 CEST (15:00 BST).

Session results

POS NO DRIVER NAT ENTRANT CAR LAPS TIME GAP
1 26 Jessica BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:54.158 0.000
2 7 Aurélien COMTE DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 8 1:54.253 0.095
3 62 Dušan BORKOVIĆ Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:54.266 0.108
4 88 Maxime POTTY Team WRT Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:54.427 0.269
5 9 Josh FILES Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:54.459 0.301
6 70 Mat’o HOMOLA Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:54.463 0.305
7 12 Nelson PANCIATICI M Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 9 1:54.467 0.309
8 16 Gilles MAGNUS Comtoyou Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 5 1:54.619 0.461
9 111 Teddy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 6 1:54.749 0.591
10 24 Julien BRICHÉ JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 8 1:54.764 0.606
11 30 Luca FILIPPI BRC Racing Team Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:54.766 0.608
12 27 John FILIPPI Vuković Motorsport Renault Mégane RS TCR 7 1:55.038 0.880
13 99 Dániel NAGY M1RA Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 6 1:55.114 0.956
14 112 Jimmy CLAIRET Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 6 1:55.217 1.059
15 55 Santiago URRUTIA Team WRT Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 1:55.296 1.138
16 8 Luca ENGSTLER M1RA Motorsport Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:55.361 1.203
17 2 Stéphane LEMERET Boutsen Ginion Racing Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 8 1:55.501 1.343
18 44 Lilou WADOUX JSB Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR 7 1:55.537 1.379
19 5 Alex MORGAN Wolf-Power Racing Renault Mégane RS TCR 6 1:55.797 1.639
20 25 Natan BIHEL M Racing Hyundai i30 N TCR 7 1:55.880 1.722
21 10 Viktor DAVIDOVSKI PSS Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 7 1:56.014 1.856
22 46 Olli KANGAS WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:56.197 2.039
23 45 Gianni MORBIDELLI WestCoast Racing Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 6 1:56.312 2.154
24 331 Milovan VESNIĆ ASK Vesnić CUPRA TCR 7 1:56.462 2.304
25 377 Jakub WYSZOMIRSKY ASK Vesnić Honda Civic Type R FK2 TCR 7 1:57.027 2.869
26 96 Abdulla Ali AL-KHELAIFI QMMF Racing by PCR Sport CUPRA TCR 7 1:57.191 3.033
27 17 Martin RYBA Brutal Fish Racing Team Honda Civic Type R FK8 TCR 8 1:57.409 3.251
28 21 Marie BAUS-COPPENS JSB Compétition CUPRA TCR 7 1:57.681 3.523
29 332 Rudi PEŠOVIĆ GM Racing Audi RS3 LMS TCR 7 1:58.228 4.070
30 324 Jáchym GALÁŠ GT2 Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 1:58.281 4.123
31 376 Petr ČíŽEK Fullinrace Academy CUPRA TCR 7 1:58.449 4.291
32 81 Stéphane VENTAJA Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR 6 1:58.500 4.342
33 322 Carol WITTKE Fullinrace Academy CUPRA TCR 7 1:58.680 4.522
34 374 Žarko KNEGO Auto Klub Dubrovnik Racing CUPRA TCR 7 1:59.985 5.827
35 307 Maciej ŁASKIEWICZ RTM Motorsport Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR 7 2:00.099 5.941
36 3 Davit KAJAIA PCR Sport with Georgia CUPRA TCR 1 No time N/A
37 19 Andreas BÄCKMAN Target Competition Hyundai i30 N TCR 3 No time N/A