06 Jun Sutton Joins WRT At Spa For TCR Europe
The TCR Europe is also reaching its third round of the season. The continental competition for TCR cars is proving a great success, with large and varied grids and a level of competition extremely high and well-balanced. In such a challenging environment, the two young guns of Team WRT, Maxime Potty and Santiago Urrutia did very well at Hockenheim two weeks ago, clinching a podium (with Potty in Race 1) and harvesting many heavy points, which place the squad third (119 points) in the Teams’ rankings.
At Spa, in the home track of the squad, with the support of many WRT colleagues, friends and fans, expectations will be high. So will be also the level of WRT’s entry, as the team is fielding a third car, a Volkswagen Golf GTi, for BTCC star and 2017 Champion Ashley Sutton. The 25-year-old Brit is no new to TCR cars, as he already had outings in the TCR UK and in the TCR Europe, in last year’s Barcelona final event, where he obtained a 3rd and a 4th finishes.
“I enjoyed very much my first experience in the TCR Europe at Barcelona last year, and I really look forward now to racing at Spa for the first time. I have been there, but not as a driver, and liked it very much. It is, of course, one of the favourite tracks of any driver, with many interesting corners, and I’m really anxious to race there, although I’ll have little time to learn. We will have to play by the ear and approach the weekend without many expectations. I also know I can rely on an excellent team such as WRT, and I hope we can bring home a good result.”