Four Wheel special: Chaz Davies & Xavi Fores complete Audi Sport TT Hungaroring weekend
Xavi Forés kept the upper hand against Chaz Davies in the duel of Ducati stars at this weekend’s Audi Sport TT event at the Hungaroring.
As far as the overall competition is concerned, Dennis Marschall made his mark on the Hungarian premiere of the Audi Sport TT Cup. The German celebrated two lights-to-flag victories and reduced his deficit to overall leader Joonas Lappalainen from Finland to nine points. Now, the showdown will take place in the season’s finale at Hockenheim.
In the guest entrants’ classification, the grid at the Hungaroring again included two high-caliber entrants, WorldSBK stars Chaz Davies and Xavi Forés. The Spaniard Forés decided the duel of the motorcycle campaigners in his favor, celebrating a second and a third place. For Davies, both races ended early following collisions he was not at fault in. In spite of this, the Welshman had huge fun switching from two to four wheels and is leaving Budapest with plenty of positive memories.
“It was quite a difficult race for me. Already in the last warming lap I had a little spin with the car. And I didn’t know that my new position on the grid was the last one after this incident. I actually went back to my usual starting position. As the result, I got an drive-through penalty which buried my hopes to compete with the other guys. But anyway: I improved my pace to yesterday and my guest start here in the Audi Sport TT Cup at the Hungaroring was very big fun. I am leaving Budapest with 100 percent positive feelings to hopefully come back one day for another experience with racing cars.”
“The race today was even tougher than the race yesterday. I made a good start but for some reason I struggled a little bit more with understeering. Maybe it were the conditions, or the car wasn’t perfect after the crash yesterday. I struggled definitely more with the pace today. But in the end of the day, I had so much fun here with the laps I did. I had a battle with another driver, but he did not want me to finish the race and hit me at the rear. That was very disappointing to see, that the fight in cars is definitely another, in comparison to bike racing. But anyway: I am obviously not here to win the championship. All together I had a great race weekend and I really want to thank Audi and Ducati for the opportunity.”