The young driver of team MM Motorsport is happy with the Tuscan appointment, where he managed to learn a lot.
Mugello, 18.07.22 - A weekend full of twists and turns that of the Italian TCR Championship at the seasonal appointment at the Mugello circuit, the last one before the summer break. Carlo Tamburini was able to distinguish himself, becoming one of the protagonists of the weekend, already starting from Friday's practice. First in the second free practice session and eighth in qualifying, obtaining, due to the rule of the inversion of the starting grid, the pole position for Race 2.
The grit with which he entered Saturday's Race 1 led him to commit a jump start, which cost him a "Drive Through" penalty for the pit lane. His Honda Civic TypeR of the MM Motorsport team, however, was among the fastest on the track, recording three best laps and making up several positions. Tire problems, felt by almost all of the Hondas on the track, however, forced Tamburini to retire, following a puncture.
"I made a mistake at the start, loading the launch system a little too early and that cost me the penalty. Actually then this did not affect the final result, given the puncture caused by too much wear that my car, as well as 4 other Hondas, also suffered."
The Mantuan driver's grit and determination, however, led him to give his all in Sunday's Race 2. Starting from pole position, Carlo became the protagonist of heated duels with his rivals, one among all, the Spaniard Fernandez. His race management strategy paid off as it saw him finish the race in ninth position, ranking first of the Hondas in the race and first Under 25 driver.
"In Race 2 I started from Pole position, but I was not able to stay ahead of the pack given Honda's momentary technical gap, which, although it will be fixed with the Balance of Performance, was big especially on the straights," explained Tamburini, “However, I am very happy and so is my team: I managed to be the only Honda in the top ten and the first Under 25 driver in the race. I worked well with the team and despite everything I feel I did well, overcoming the mistake at the start on Saturday. I remain positive because my focus is learning more and more, now we think about Imola."
For the next round, the TCR Italian Championship will once again return to Imola on the first weekend of September, for the penultimate round of the season.