Levente Losonczy battles to his third podium of the year in exciting Spa weekend

Levente Losonczy battles to his third podium of the year in exciting Spa weekend

Levente Losonczy added another great result to his resume after fighting to finish third on the podium, despite getting caught up with the two title battling CUPRAs near the end of the race where he briefly dropped out of the top three.


The Hungarian star started from the outside of the first row, and was gifted the lead after Giovanni Scamardi’s CUPRA failed to get away at the start of the race.


Losonczy was then under pressure from team-mate Ignacio Montenegro, who took the lead from him on lap two, before Losonczy lost another spot a lap later after a controversial move at Les Combes with Andersson.


While Andersson argued he was squeezed by Losonczy, the ALM Motorsport driver says Andersson gained the position off track.


“I got a good start as Scamardi had a problem, and so I was immediately leading Montenegro,” said Losonczy. “But I was struggling with the rear temperatures so it was better to not fight with him and let him pass and work together.


“After that because of the slipstream (at Kemmel) I was overtaken by another driver (Andersson), but off track, so I was quite furious about that.


“In the end we did a good race, the team did a really good job and made a great change in the set-up since yesterday.”


Just after the restart after a late safety car, Losonczy was attacked by Aurélien Comte’s CUPRA into La Source with the two making contact. Losonczy was able to hold the car but fell behind both Comte and 2022 champion Franco Girolami, but as the two battled their way up through Raidillon and ran wide, Losonczy was able to dive back up and reclaim the podium spot.


“I saw (Comte) coming and so I switched to first and floored it knowing I was going to get his from the rear, and then they started fighting into Eau Rouge so I was able to overtake them back.”


In another strong weekend for the ALM Motorsport team, with Ruben Volt winning Race 1, and Montenegro and Losonczy first and third in Race 2, the Estonian squad has extended its lead in the teams’ championship, and is now 85 points ahead of Monlau Motorsport and SP Compétition, which are both tied in second place.



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