TCR Eastern Europe by ESET @ Slovakiaring review

TCR Eastern Europe by ESET @ Slovakiaring review

29.08.2019: Milovan Vesnič reinforces his leadership The fourth event of the TCR Eastern Europe powered by ESET at the Slovakiaring saw Milovan Vesnič reinforcing his leadership in the standings. The Serbian driver won Race 1 an

Milovan Vesnič reinforces his leadership


The fourth event of the TCR Eastern Europe powered by ESET at the Slovakiaring saw Milovan Vesnič reinforcing his leadership in the standings. The Serbian driver won Race 1 and finished second in Race 2, beating twice Jáchym Galáš, his closest rival in the title fight, who has now dropped 33 points behind. The second race saw Dušan Kouřil claiming his and Hyundai’s maiden victory in the series.


After setting the pole, Vesnič took a comfortable victory in Race 1. At the start, Martin Ryba moved into second from fifth on the grid, but he was then passed by Galáš. Kouřil and Ryba were fighting for third until a puncture forced Ryba to retire. Vesnič won from Galáš and Kouřil.



At the start of Race 2, Ryba took the lead from third on the grid and Vesnič dropped to fourth behind Kouřil and Galáš. Ryba’s leadership was short-lived as he was passed by Kouřil and then lost two more places to Vesnič and Galáš.



In lap 6, Petr Čížek overtook Ryba for fourth after they made contact; his car damaged in the collision, Ryba retired on lap 10. Positions remained frozen with Kouřil the winner from Vesnič and Galáš.



The series will resume at Brno on September 6th/8th.



 
Race 1


1. M. Vesnič (ASK Vesnič, CUPRA), 12 laps
2. J. Galáš (GT2 Motorsport, Volkswagen Golf GTI), 4.286
3. D. Kouřil (K2 Engineering, Hyundai i30 N), 12.190



Race 2


1. D. Kouřil (K2 Engine ACCR, Hyundai i30 N), 12 laps
2. M. Vesnič (ASK Vesnić, CUPRA), 1.501
3. J. Galáš (GT2 Motorsport, Volkswagen Golf GTI), 7.171



Championship points


1. Vesnič 157 pts; 2. Galáš 124; 3. Čížek 97





Fabio Ravaioli  Photos: Petr Frýba

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