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Good and bad luck for the two Krenek Motorsport drivers. Two victories, a defect engine and success in the nation cup

2016-07-11

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The battle was on in Magny Cours for the title fight. Kris Richard arrived in France with a two-point advantage of second in the overall championship, Petr Fulin. After Kris Richard took pole in Saturday’s qualifying just in front of Petr Fulin, the gap increased to three points. However, the Sunday race let us with unfinished business faced. Now both drivers have 92 points and the last weekend in Imola (2nd October) will be decisive.

First race won Petr Fulin in front of Chaumat, Nagy and Richard. In the second race Richard took first place with a gap of 2.6 seconds before Fulin. Another weekend to forget underwent Christjohannes Schreiber. Schreiber was in 5th position, closing the gap to Chaumat and Nagy when he suffered a total engine failure. As a consequence he missed also the second run and his weekend was again over all to fast.

A very pleasant result for the Czech fans delivered Tomas Koreny. Koreny started first race of the S1600 class in his Ford Fiesta from pole position and was able to bring his maiden victory home. After a hard fight with Hilgenhövel and Mackschin in the final lap of race one, Koreny managed to cross the chequered flag in first position. Koreny, now standing on fourth place in class S1600 with 56 points, has still the change to make third place in the championship with another big weekend in Imola.

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Petr Fulins and Tomas Korenys victory added good points for Czech Republik in the Nations Cup.

Team principal Josef Krenek commented on the French weekend as follows: “The victory of Petr Fulin and Tomas Koreny make me very happy but on the other hand, I feel very sorry for Christjohannes Schreiber, who had again to suffer under technical problems. I know, it’s not an easy situation for him, but I am sure he will deliver a strong weekend of this FIA ETCC last round in Imola, Italy. I want to thank the drivers, partners and the entire team for their commitment and excellent work.”

Words of the drivers:

Petr Fulin: “I’m leaving this weekend with a really good feeling. Kris drove very well and I was unable to find a recipe to overtake him in the second race. Now we go to Imola with the same amount of points, and in the last two races, even the slightest little thing will be decisive. I want to thank the whole team and my family for the great support during the weekend.”

Christjohannes Schreiber: “I do not know what to say. After this race today, I now had to give up the half amount of the races this season, due to technical problems. Despite this, I want to focus on my next race in Imola and give 100%. I really want to finish this season with a good weekend.”

Tomas Koreny: “In the first race I lost two places at the beginning. I had to fight the whole race and so the win tastes even sweeter! With Petr Fulin also winning race one, we gained a lot of points for the Nations Cup. I hope, we could make the Czech fans proud! I’m glad that I could show that I’m able to fight for the victory and that it is with me to be reckoned with.”

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The results of Magny Cours:

race 1

S2000

1 Petr Fulin 12 rounds

2 Pierre-Etienne Chaumat +4,688

3 Norbert Nagy +5,857

4 Kris Richard +11,363

5 Mladen Lalusic +21,036

 

S1600

1 Tomas Korený

2 Kevin Hilgenhövel

3 Niklas Mackschin

 

race 2

S2000

1 Kris Richard 12 rounds

2 Petr Fulin +2,687

3 Peter Rikli +14,894

4 Pierre-Etienne Chaumat +15,262

5 Norbert Nagy +15,546

 

S1600

1 Kevin Hilgenhövel

2 Niklas Mackschin

3 Thomas Korený