– Now a total of five world championship points and third place in WTCC Trophy
– Best-placed Chevrolet Cruze driver in second race
The 5.922 kilometres long Automotodrom Slovakia Ring in Orechova (Slovakia) has been on the calendar of the FIA World Touring Car Championship since 2012. The 2016 running of the event saw a pair of highly exciting races, especially at the front of the field.
In free practice, Tom Coronel still showed reasonable pace with his ROAL Motorsport Chevrolet Cruze, but lost contact to the front runners over the course of the weekend. The car and the race track were anything but a perfect match, as the rather poor result of all the Chevrolets showed this weekend. Coronel had to make do with a position in the lower ranks of the starting grid for both races. In the Opening Race, he also had a poor getaway, but still managed to make up one place. The start of the Main Race went better, allowing the Dutchman to move up towards the top ten. Partly thanks to drivers in front of him retiring, Coronel eventually progressed to tenth place. This result saw him take twelfth place in the world championship standings and third place in the ranking of the WTCC Trophy for privateer drivers.
“Fortunately, a world championship point after all,