Mikel Azcona considering season finale entry after ‘near perfect’ Spa double win

Q1Mikel Azcona has admitted he’s now considering entering the final TCR Europe weekend of the season after taking a pair of victories at Spa.

Azcona, who won the 2018 championship before graduating to the WTCR series, returned to the championship in what had been a scheduled one-off appearance before he took a remarkable pair of wins in Belgium.

“The original plan was not to go to Jarama, but now maybe we will go,” said the Spaniard.

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“We will have to think carefully about that; it’s my home track and I know it very well, so to finish the championship in Spain would be a good idea.

“We are thinking about it for sure, but it’s not certain yet.”

Both races at Spa were in mixed conditions and the CUPRA TCR driver made the most of another tactical tyre decision that saw him win the second race of the weekend after starting 13th on the grid.

“It was a perfect weekend for us, except for the Qualifying,” added Azcona.

“In both races we had the best combination of tyres, with slicks on the front and wets on the rear, also I could manage the car perfectly on the lines.

“Starting from P13, it wasn’t easy at the beginning; I had some contacts and I had to be careful to avoid hitting any of the cars around me. Finally, I overtook Pepe – he was on full wets and he was slower than me.”

Race two in particular took place in very greasy and treacherous conditions and the former champion went on to add that he struggled in the later stages of the race on Saturday.

“The car worked very well all weekend and I am very happy with everything,” explained the double race winner.

“The CUPRA was very fast but at the same time I was struggling at the end of the second race with the balance of the car, so I was drifting everywhere.

“I enjoyed the races – I told my parents after the first race that I love racing!”

As like with Tom Coronel who finished behind him in both races, neither driver has any more clashes with WTCR for the reminder of the season, ensuring Azcona can enter the season finale if he decides to do so.

The final round of the 2020 TCR Europe season is scheduled to take place at Jarama between November 6-8, pending any possible venue change due to COVID-19.

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