A young driver from the Málaga town of Benalmadena took three podium places in the Spanish Touring Car Championship in Jerez.
The second round of the Spanish Touring Car Championship took place on the weekend of Saturday May 28 at the Jerez Angel Nieto circuit. Only one Andalusian took part in this race, Marco Aguilera, the young driver from the Malaga town of Benalmadena.
Marco arrived in Jerez motivated by the excellent result he had previously obtained at the Jarama circuit in Madrid, and wanting to make up for the bad luck caused by his crash in the second race, as reported by laopiniondemalaga.es.
During the Saturday morning practice session, he took his Hyundai i30N CET to the Jerez track for the first time. Aguilera then set the third fastest time in the standings. He then had three races ahead of him, one on Saturday and two others on Sunday 29 May.
Marco put up a good fight in Saturday’s edition, battling until the final corners for victory and eventually crossing the finish line in third position. In both races on Sunday, he displayed consistent pace and excellent driving, which at times earned him the lead. He finally obtained two very important second places towards the championship.
With these results, the championship race heats up, as Marco picks up a solid handful of points, propelling him into the fight for the title. He sits in third position, just one point behind the second-placed driver and nine points behind the leader. After the summer break, the next meeting of the CET will take place on September 3 and 4 at the Motorland Aragon circuit.
Marco Aguilera was happy with his performance although he admits he still needs to work to improve his performance. “It was a difficult weekend, but good as far as possible. On Saturday we arrived a bit blind as we had never driven the Hyundai in Jerez, and it took some time to settle down. adapt by obtaining a P3 in the classification and a very competitive first race in which we found ourselves P3”.
“On Sunday we got a P2 in both races, also very hard fought. Bittersweet in the last race, where victory eluded us, but overall a good weekend,” concluded the youngster from Benalmadena .
— Campeonato de España de Turismos (@CET_RFEdA) May 30, 2022
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