It’s the final countdown for Kevin Ceccon: this weekend the 2021 season of the TCR Italy Touring Car Championship ends at Mugello and the driver from Costa Volpino is ready to fight for the title. The Aggressive Team Italia’s driver arrives to the circuit in Tuscany with great enthusiasm, after the third victory of the year won last month in Imola in race 2, the last one so far raced, showing constant growth at the wheel of his Hyundai i30 N TCR.
Kevin is fourth in the overall standings with 285 points, just 13 down to the provisional leader, for an epilogue which promises to be really intense. We must not forget that the sporting regulations of TCR Italy allow the two worst results to be discarded, and this allows Ceccon to be even better positioned in the hunt for the Italian flag.
Mugello, exactly ten years ago, saw Ceccon winning the 2011 title of Auto GP, a s single-seater series with 550 horsepower. The aim is to replicate that special moment. This time Ceccon’s task on the ups and downs of the Scarperia track will be made more difficult by the 40 kilograms of ballast on board, based on the previous results obtained, but in Imola he has already shown that he can win even with a higher extra weight (60 kg ) and with a height from the ground increased by 10 mm for the trim of the car.
Mugello’s weekend opens with Friday’s free practice session at 4:25 pm, followed by FP2 at 9:00 am on Saturday 9 October. At 12:20 the qualifying will determine the starting grid for race 1, which will start on Sunday 10 October at 10:40. Race 2 will be held at 4:40 pm, probably the decisive one to assign the title, again with a duration of 30 minutes plus one lap.
“After waiting more than a month, we are now here: TCR Italy’s season ends at Mugello and we will get on track to fight for the title. I’m one of the five contenders left in the game, the leader has 13 points ahead and there’s the system which allows to not count the two worst results. Long story short, nothing is granted but not even easy, because I still have to deal with the ballast. In the meantime, I wish to thank the Aggressive Team Italia for this opportunity after my injury during the winter: at the beginning it was not easy, but with our Hyundai we have grown from weekend to weekend and now we can aim to win the championship in the last round of the calendar. Hopefully this track will be good with me as it was for Auto GP 2011 title “.