Kevin Ceccon is ready to resume the hunt for the 2022 TCR Italy Touring Car Championship title. At the Misano World Circuit, on the weekend of 3-5 June, the Bergamo driver will make his second seasonal appearance in the Italian series, after having skipped the previous stage at Imola for the concomitant commitment at Pau in the FIA ETCR, the championship for electric touring cars where Ceccon made his debut as an official driver for Hyundai Motorsport.
At the wheel of the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR, the Aggressive Team Italia driver opened this year’s journey in TCR Italy with a double podium at Monza, confirming his competitiveness and legitimizing his ambitions of aiming at the national title after having finished second in 2021. Approaching the Misano round, Kevin has 72 points and has already discarded the two worst results obtained this season, as requested by the sporting regulations, so he’s still among the top contenders for the final victory.
Misano will therefore be an opportunity for Kevin to get back behind the wheel, after the postponement of the second round of the FIA ETCR scheduled two weeks ago at Istanbul, allowing the Italian driver to regain familiarity with his Hyundai Elantra N TCR.
The weekend at the Misano track will start on Friday June 3 with two 30-minute free practice sessions, scheduled respectively at 9:55 and 14:50, while Qualifying will take place at 19:05 to establish the grid for Race 1. The first race will start at 15:50 on Saturday and Race 2 will go underway at 11:35 on Sunday, both in the usual format of 30 minutes plus one lap.
“I’m returning to TCR Italy with great determination, after having missed the event at Imola due to the concomitance with the FIA ETCR event at Pau. At Monza we have shown that we’re among the most competitive drivers and I’m sure that we’ll be able to fight for the title until in the end, also counting on the discard system. From now on, of course, we will not be able to miss a result and we will always have to try and make the most out of every situation. The desire to get back behind the wheel is even greater after the postponement of the FIA ETCR round at Istanbul, which I was very sorry about, but I tried to take advantage of this period of forced break to arrive at Misano even more prepared. Having Mauro Guastamacchia, the Aggressive Team Italia team principal, at the track will be fun but also useful to better understand the strengths of our Hyundai Elantra N TCR, the new car we are using from this year and of which we are discovering the high potential”.