The next stop on Kevin Ceccon’s schedule is the Budapest circuit, where on 11-12 June he will be competing as Hyundai Motorsport driver in the second round of the FIA ETCR season. The Bergamo-based driver made his debut in the Electric Touring Car Championship at Pau, collecting a total amount of 33 points that will allow him to get at the Hungaroring as the best Italian in the Driver Standings.
Ceccon will have the chance to give continuity to the experience already accumulated at the wheel of the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR in France, with a promising growth in competitiveness in every single session ran, up to the P4 conquered in the DHL Super Final of the “Furious” pool. This time Kevin will also compete on a track he’s already faced several times over the course of his career, both in single-seaters and covered wheels cars, with two wins: in 2011 in Race 1 of the Auto GP championship, becoming champion at the end of the year, and in 2015 in Race 2 of the GP3 Series.ù
The FIA ETCR Hungarian event will start on Friday with Free Practice, while on Saturday the action will get underway with the Qualifying rounds, the Quarter Finals and the first Semi Finals. The climax will come on Sunday afternoon with the DHL Super Final, which will award the last points up for grabs and crown the “King of the Weekend”.
“I’m really looking forward to the next race in Budapest. It’s a pity that Turkey has been postponed because it means I’ll miss a chance to score more mileage with the car before hitting the Hungaroring, but in the end, it’s the same for everyone. I have lovely memories over the years of Budapest, as I won there my first race in Auto GP and I also won in GP3. In the FIA WTCR, luck hasn’t been by my side, but the pace I had in GT3 was good, so I’m confident it might be a good weekend for me. For sure, I’ll continue my learning curve with the Hyundai Veloster N ETCR after the first race in Pau, and on a more conventional track, I also guess the overtakes can be a bit easier. Budapest is also a town I love, many friends and fans will come to support me and I hope the people on the grandstands and in the paddock can share our passion and energy for the FIA ETCR”.