"You've not only got the stress of performing well, but of whether you have a job next year. You've got your family, your travel, trying to organise something as a back-up in case things don't happen. It's a lot of juggling."
Those are the words of Andy Priaulx, who last week lifted an enormous burden off his shoulders by finally pressing 'send' on an email to Cyan Racing chief Christian Dahl, with whose Lynk & Co squad he was due to make a second successive attack on the World Touring Car Cup this year. Priaulx is stepping down from full-time racing, but he's not retiring, and it certainly looks as though full-time driving is very much still on his agenda.
The news is out that three-time World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx is stepping down from full-time racing. But he's still got plenty of mileage left him in yet, and his son has much more
Esteban Guerrieri spent years trying to make it in single-seaters, and came closer than you'd think to making it to F1. Now he's forging a successful tin-top career, but it's his philosophical approach to defeat and personal growth that is truly impressive
Team orders in major touring car racing are nothing unusual with manufacturer honour at stake. But in the 2019 World Touring Cars title fight, one team is raising eyebrows with the choices it is making
Emotions ran high at Suzuka last weekend between two teams gunning for global tin-top bragging rights, and little has been done to cool those tensions since. While that's great news for WTCR, is there a danger of both outfits losing sight of their main aim?
The World Touring Car Cup has gone from strength to strength for 2019 - but one small team in particular is proving time and again that it merits a place alongside the series' big hitters
The WTCR has made a massive step up in quality ahead of its second season in its current format, but as manufacturers start to lock horns is it already in danger of repeating other great touring car series' mistakes?
Tiago Monteiro seemed destined to win the World Touring Car Championship last year, until a huge testing crash halted his charge. After early whispers of a swift racing return, he recounts his arduous (and incomplete) road to recovery
A rulebook scrapped with two-thirds of its planned existence remaining and the disintegration of a 'world championship' - yet everyone's a winner from one of modern motorsport's greatest acts of martyrdom
Priaulx steps down from WTCR Lynk & Co drive to focus on son's career
Cyan Racing announces Priaulx replacement for Lynk & Co WTCR seat