Petr Fulín and Andrej Studenič announced as wild card drivers for Slovakia

Petr Fulín and Andrej Studenič have been announced as wild card drivers for the WTCR races in Slovaka next weekend.

Fulín, the 2017 FIA European Touring Car Cup champion, is going to drive a Cupra TCR for his own team Fullin Race Academy.

“Our goal is to enjoy the weekend and to have a nice experience. We know the track but we have the oldest car and will have 20 kilograms more inside for the wildcard handicap,” said Fulín.

“Also, the competition will be very strong and [the last event in] Vila Real showed that drivers are able to learn new tracks very quickly. That’s why we are pushing everything preparing for the weekend. Maybe this championship could be something new [for us] for next season.”

Studenič, who has driven various European hillclimb, GT and touring car classes, is going to drive a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR for Brutal Fish Racing.

“I’ve only driven this car for a few dozen kilometres, which is very little compared to the WTCR competition,” said Studenič.

“I do have a lot of racing experience, but not with this type of touring car. I hope the two free practice sessions will be enough for us to set up the car and get a clearer view. Naturally we have ambitions, without them we wouldn’t be racing at all. However, I have no clue how we’ll stand up to the experienced competition.”