Beginner world Touring Yann Erlacher presented one of the main surprises on the official test, held this week in Monza.
20-year-old nephew of four-time champion Yvan Muller, who sat behind the wheel of a private car Lada Vesta, showed the third time in the first day.
“I did not expect such a result, as it was focused on learning the car and track where you have never played, – quotes Erlacher TouringCarTimes. – There is still a lot of work. Besides, I’m not sure what else was going on 100% of its capacity. So much remains to be done to fully prepare for Marrakech”.
In the upcoming season, Urlacher will play for team RC Motorsport, the majority of which employees worked on the maintenance of the car Lada Vesta last year. In particular, he will work with former race engineer nick Katsburg.
RC Motorsport will expose two private Lada Vesta in season 2017
In the winter, before there was the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of the Lada Vesta, a 20-year-old Frenchman has already tested one of the cars of the WTCC.
“I can’t tell you the name of the machine, but the tests went well, he said. – However, for some political reason I didn’t get into the team. Then there was the Lada project. The team is based in Magny-Cours and works with ORECA with whom I already have experience of cooperation. So everything came together.
Of course, the decision was not easy, because I have no experience piloting a front-wheel drive cars and I don’t know of any tracks in the calendar. They had to take the risk, so I need to work hard to show what I’m capable of.”
The young rider added that in his debut season won’t be able especially to rely on the help of his famous uncle, who became a pilot for the development in the Volvo.
“I watched the race with Ivan since childhood, said Yann. – His advice is very useful to me. I’m sure he knows all about these races and even more about managing the front-wheel drive. But now he works for Volvo, so it will be difficult to stay close to me. On the other hand, even if I have to learn from their experience.”
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