Norbert Michelisz, placed his Civic in pole position on the circuit Honda, on Saturday at Suzuka. Yvan Muller (Chevrolet), Championship leader, qualified fourth.
Norbert Michelisz, (Zengo Honda) made a splash Saturday at Suzuka, taking pole position for the 11th of 13 rounds of the World Championship of Tourism (WTCC). On a deemed, technically very difficult track, the Hungarian beat the odds by deploying a secure control, instead of the most anticipated, as the world number one French Yvan Muller (Chevrolet) tenors, Portuguese Tiago Monteiro and his Italian team-mate Gabriele Tarquini ( Honda WCT).
“I do not know what to say,” was exclaimed the man of the hour, author of the second peak, after that acquired this year Orechová Potôň, the Slovakia Ring, Slovakia. “My car was great, and after my first lap in Q2, I do not know, if it was enough for pole position, but I was sure it was for a good result. I am happy because this is the most important test for Honda and the pole means a lot to the people involved in the program. “
MacDowall will not have the Means to Attack Input
“In free practice, I realized that surconduire Suzuka, is punitive”, he had said. “Avoid push to the limit at every turn to do the perfect lap. I drove smoothly , avoiding mistakes, that can cost six or seven positions. I am confident Sunday, because the car is better for a distance race than in qualifying. I’ve done a number of podiums this year and I really want a victory. It will therefore, attack from the start! “
“I want to be cautious at the start to save my tires, then wait for the right time to challenge Norbert”, said the British Alex MacDowall (Bamboo Chevrolet), second to 0 “125 qualified and discount his first win. Max Chliton (RML Chevrolet), qualified third, just ahead of his teammate, the triple world champion, Yvan Muller.