FIA WTCR, ZANDVOORT, ROUND 4 : Honda Driver's quotes

Nurburgring, and 1 week later, Zandvoort, 2 meetings with different results ..

A good qualifying session  for Benjamin Lessennes, P5, but his jumped start, in race 1, will earn him a drive-through penalty. It is pity. Tom Coronel scored his best race result, P7. Tiago Monteiro as coach of Benjamin Lessennes.

Results Zandvoort :

  • Race 1 : P7, T.Coronel, P19 : B.Lessennes
  • Race 2 : P12 : B.Lessennes, P14 : T.Coronel
  • Race 3 : DNF : T.Coronel (contact), B.Lessennes (puncture)

Benjamin Lessennes : “We started well with fifth in qualifying yesterday, but it’s been a difficult weekend. Unfortunately, I made a little mistake in Race One and served the penalty for the jumped start, and then this morning qualifying was hard. We planned to put new tyres on for the end of Q1, but the track was very dusty so we couldn’t take any advantage from it. Race Two was difficult because it was hard to overtake, so we could only gain one place. In the final race I made quite a good start and had a good fight with Nathanael Berthon, but unfortunately in that fight I got a puncture, so that was the end of the race sadly. Still, we take the fifth-place pace and move on.”

Tom Coronel : “It’s been my home race and your home race always gives you more energy. It was exciting here and you could really feel the emotion. Yesterday was strong and we scored good points with the best result of the season, which is always nice when you can do that on your home track. This morning it was a bit of a mess and we qualified 24th – I just didn’t put the lap together with traffic and made one mistake. In the race though I overtook 10 people – it was fun to show the fans some real racing! In the final race I made a terrible start and then was stuck on the inside into Tarzan. I wanted to take the outside, but unfortunately someone else had the same idea and we came together, and that was it. It’s not the way to end this weekend we would have wanted, but it’s been fantastic to see so many fans here this weekend.”


  • Rendez vous at Paul Ricard, 1st & 2nd of June, for Round 2 of Blancpain GT Sports Club !
  • Rendez vous at Vila Real, Portugal, 22-24th of June for Round 5 of FIA WTCR Championship,
  • And same dates, 22-24 June, Misano, Italy for the Round 3 of Blancpain GT Sports Club !

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