Stefano Comini beats two teenagers to win at Spa
The reigning TCR champion Stefano Comini becomes the fifth different winner in the fifth race of the 2017 TCR International Series season today at Spa-Francorchamps. It is Comini’s tenth TCR International victory in the third season of competing in the series.
The driver of the #1 Audi RS3 LMS of Comtoyou Racing started from pole at the iconic Belgian Grand Prix track and claimed his first win of the season with 3.547 seconds advantage over 17-year-old Belgian driver Ben Lessennes in the #63 Honda Civic of Boutsen Ginion Racing. An another teenager, Hungarian Attila Tassi, finished third in the #9 M1RA Honda Civic, holding off Leopard Racing’s VW Golf of Jean-Karl Vernay in the closing laps.
Tassi had a fantastic start, jumping from P6 to the lead before the first turn. Comini returned into the lead on lap 2 and after that he hasn’t been challenged any more. Lessennes also overtook Tassi on lap 3. Behind the leading trio, we saw many intense duels in the 24-car field, including few contacts but without bigger incidents. At the end, Jean-Karl Vernay, Frederic Vervisch, Rob Huff, Edouard Mondron, Tom Coronel, Pepe Oriola and Pierre-Yves Corthals completed the top 10.