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Mikel Azcona was “tempted” to attack for Race 2 podium

Mikel Azcona’s championship lead has further extended to eleven points with a fourth-place finish in the second race at Spa-Francorchamps. The PCR Sport Cupra driver finished just behind Maxime Potty’s Volkswagen Golf, but he revealed to TouringCarTimes he held back on attacking to save his fourth place.

“The race was a little difficult to start with,” said the Spaniard to TouringCarTimes. “I had (Jean-Karl) Vernay and Potty behind me and it was difficult to control what happened behind and ahead of me, I just gave the position to them and followed them, after which I felt much more comfortable. The car is good and I am the fastest Cupra, but I think we can improve it further.”

The Spaniard was tempted to attack, but his focus was on the championship and he avoided risking an attack.

“I was at the limit, but I was also thinking that it would have been stupid to crash if I tried too hard with Maxime. The best thing was to save the car, although I was tempted at the beginning of the last lap.”

As for the next race, the Cupra driver is hoping to come away from Hungary with at least a podium.

“Hungaroring is a new track for me, I would like to improve steadily just like I did here. I would like to come away from there with at least one podium, although we will only be able to analyse out chances once we know what the BoP will look like for the Cupras. The goal is always to score points and be on the podium if we can.”