Kevin Ceccon ends with a double fourth place his Misano weekend. The Italian driver, at the wheel of Aggressive Team Italia’s Hyundai i30 N TCR, completed both races just behind the podium, delivering two recovery drives from the ninth spot on the grid. The qualifying session on Friday evening saw in fact Ceccon conquering the ninth fastest time, only two tenths shy from the eighth place which would have permitted him to take advantage of grid reversing rules on Saturday.
In Saturday evening’s race 1, getting off well from fifth row, Ceccon used an aggressive approach for the first turns, entering easily into the top 5 for the second half of the race. Kevin took the chequered flag as fifth, but he gained one position thanks to a penalty assignment to a rival, being officially classified in fourth.
On Sunday morning race 2, still from the ninth spot on the grid, Kevin immediately recovered a position with the poleman’s absence. Then, he fired a battle to make up his way till the podium margins. In front of him, the driver from Bergamo had a rival with a pending 25-second penalty, so he chose to avoid risks, taking care of the championship situation.
Next TCR Italy round is scheduled at Vallelunga, on the 27th June weekend. Ceccon will come there maintaining third place in the standings, thanks to a total score of 120 points gained so far.
“As in the opening round at Monza, we tried to score the highest possible points with the material at our disposal. We were aware that Misano was a track suited to our car, at least on paper, but we couldn’t find a set-up to fully exploit our potential in qualifying. During the races my injured arm has been put on high stress, in comparison to a less-physical track like Monza, so I tried to push but avoiding unnecessary risks. I’ve been careful during overtakes and I avoided actions that forced other drivers to make mistakes or receive penalties. I knew of Dusan Kouril’s penalty in race 1 and Salvatore Tavano’s in race 2, this was the reason I didn’t engage in pointless battles that could ruin my results. We have lots of work to do in advance to Vallelunga, for the third round of the season”