Petr Fulin is the 2017 FIA European Touring Car Cup champion
Petr Fulin is the 2017 FIA European Touring Car Cup champion. The 40-year-old driver of Krenek Motorsport’s Seat Leon TCR secured a title by scoring one podium and a victory in the last round at Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic.
Four drivers came to the 6th round of the championship with hopes for winning a trophy. Besides last year’s runner-up Petr Fulin, the candidates were Christjohannes Schreiber (Rikli Motorsport, Honda Civic), Norbert Nagy (Zengő Motorsport, Seat Leon) and Igor Stefanovski (AKK Stefanovski, Seat Leon).
In the first race, Norbert Nagy started from pole and won the race, but just after a provisional winner Plamen Kralev (Kraf Racing, Audi RS3 LMS) received a 10-second penalty for causing a collision with Schreiber. Fulin and Schreiber completed a podium, Kralev dropped to P4.
In the second race, one of championship contenders Christjohannes Schreiber crashed out. Fulin managed to win the race and the championship. Kralev and Nagy completed a podium.
After six rounds and twelve races, Fulin collected 80 points, five more than Nagy. Schreiber is third with 65 points and Stefanovski fourth with 60 points. For Fulin, it’s the third ETCC title in a career. He was TC2/S2000 class champion in 2014 and S2000 class champion in 2013.