Jáchym Galáš took his 2nd championship title in the Junior category. But Michal Makeš in the 2nd place and Szymon Jablonski in the 3rd place were not too far away.
This year’s TCR Eastern Europe championship was not just about experienced drivers, but also about juniors who also had a chance to prove themselves on the racetrack.
In the 2019 season, Jáchym Galáš became the best Junior on the grid, even finishing 2nd in the championship standings. This year, the GT2 Motorsport driver remained unbeaten again and he took another Junior title, with 84 points in total.
However, this time it was only good enough for the 3rd place overall. Even though it was actually a tie for 2nd place with Milovan Vesnić, but Galáš had less 2nd place finishes. The Czech driver finished 2nd twice, both times at Hungaroring. Those were also his only podiums this season.
But there were more Junior drivers on the 2020 grid. He faced a decent challenge in Michal Makeš and Szymon Jablonski. Both moved to the TCR Eastern Europe series from Renault Clio and they held a chance to take the Junior title until the final race.
In the end, Makeš from the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team had to settle for only the 2nd place with 63 points. He took his only podium in the final race of the season at Hungaroring, where he finished in 3rd position.
Jablonski finished 3rd in the standings, just a single point behind Makeš. But the Polish driver had more podiums than his rival. The BM Racing Team driver had two podium finishes, as he crossed the finish line in 3rd place in both races at Brno.
Also, Dušan Kouřil jr. made his mark. The last year’s 3rd best drivers took part in the first three rounds of the season for ACCR Czech Talent Team. He took 4th place in the championship with 26 points. He took a single podium at Slovakiaring where he finished 2nd in the opening race of the weekend.
Tomáš Korený also made it to the podium, in his first event of the season at Hungaroring, where he replaced Dušan Kouřil jr. in the ACCR Czech Talent Team. He crossed the finish line in 3rd place in the opening race of the weekend and was classified in 6th place overall with 21 points.
It is also worth mentioning Szymon Ladniak. Galáš’ teammate was improving throughout the year and that was noticeable especially in the final race of the season at Hungaroring, where he finished in 5th position. The Pole also took the 5th place in the Junior standings with 24 points.