Néstor Girolami will race in a brand new Honda Civic Type-R in this weekend’s FIA World Touring Car Cup races at the Hungaroring, after Münnich Motorsport completed the build of a new chassis in just 24 hours.
Girolami headed into the previous event at the Slovakiaring second overall in the drivers’ standings, and after race one the Argentine had closed the points gap to leader Yann Ehrlacher to 27 points.
But a huge shunt in race two ended his weekend early, and the subsequent non-start in race three saw Girolami drop to seventh in the standings.
Münnich Motorsport worked flat out to prepare a new car for the 31-year-old and he was able to give the car a shakedown on Monday, just 24 hours after the shunt which saw him go to hospital for precautionary checks.
Girolami will hope to bounce back from last weekend’s misfortune at the location of his best weekend of the year in 2019, when he scored a memorable double win.
“After the disappointment of last weekend, heading straight to the Hungaroring offers us an immediate chance to fight back and rebuild our title bid,” said Girolami.
“I have to say a huge thanks to the ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport team for building me a new car in a little over 24 hours – that was an amazing job, and just to have been able to shake the car down on Monday is a big positive.
“It’s difficult to tell with this year’s results how we will compare to others, but memories of my double win last year will be a big motivation.”