Nikolai Karamyshev confident debut in the world championship FIA WTCC 2013
8-9 June in the history of the Russian Motorsport was inscribed a new bright page. At the autodrome Moscow Raceway for the first time in history passed the stage of the world championship in circuit racing FIA WTCC. With the best pilots in the world at this time competed 24-year-old debutant Nikolay Karamyshev from Kursk.
Our countryman accepted the invitation team Campos, which first appeared South Valens. Interestingly, in this same place was claimed by Ukrainian Igor Scuse said, but the Spaniards chose Karamysheva. They prepared for him a SEAT Leon petrol 310-horsepower turbo. Behind the wheel of such a machine Nikolai previously to act no.
The young athlete had a difficult task to prove that during the speeches on domestic and international routes he has gained enough knowledge and skills in order to compete on equal terms with the pilots of the championship of the world. The stage began Sunny Saturday morning.
The first half-hour training session, the second. It became clear that the issue of speed is cleared, Karamyshev showed the tenth result that came as a surprise to all, and for us - a very pleasant surprise. To compete with real BISON world Champion, world Champions with many decades of experience, a difficult task! To enter the top ten - it is not just the result, but a serious bid for success.
But racing is not all about speed. In the first race already in the start Nikolay played two positions, but there was a clash, not divided road racer from Hong Kong Charles ang and Swiss Freddy Barth. Unmanaged machine last hit directly in the driver's side of the car Karamysheva.
SEAT was seriously injured. Mechanics have restored the machine to the beginning of the second race and the Russians again arrived at the start. This time he avoided trouble and throughout the race was led by the beautiful struggle against more experienced opponents, wining six positions for one check-in, the Result was the eighth place in the Yokohama Trophy, And means; Kursk racer managed to earn the first attempt one credit point in the world championship. The debut was a success!
Nikolay Karamyshev: "I am satisfied with my debut. And in qualifying and in the race I was able to show good speed and fight with your opponents. Experience is not enough, it is true, because Of this I missed the signal arrivals at the weigh-in qualifying and was fined. But it is already clear that the guys from the world Cup, you can fight, and it's very interesting. Special thanks to the team after an unfortunate accident in the first race they have completely restored the car to start the second. Now we will prepare for the upcoming stage of the WTCC in Portugal"
JOAN ORUS, the leader of the team Campos WTCC: "Ron has serious potential - already on the debut stage of the world championship he showed excellent speed and fought for the release of the second part of qualifying, which lists the top 12 riders. I have no doubt that Nicholas is not simply corresponds to a high level WTCC, but also able to compete for the title of strongest in the Yokohama Trophy"