Michal Makeš won first ever TCR Eastern Europe qualifying in Poznan. But he is worried that rainy weather could complicate his situation in Race 1 on Saturday.
Michal Makeš started the third round of 2021 TCR Eastern Europe season in Poznan, Poland in best possible way. After fastest time in free practice, he won also in qualifying and achieved his first pole position in TCR Eastern Europe.
„It was great. Everything turned out well. I started with old tires, I tried braking points and I looked at where I could improve with fresh tires. After that, I put on new tires, did two laps and it was done,“ Makeš recapitulated his qualifying appearance.
Qualifying took place on dry track. But for tomorrow´s Race 1, the possibility of rain is there. And Makeš is affraid that rain could reduce his chance to win, because he is starting in Poznan for the first time this weekend, in contrast with Tomáš Pekař (2nd in qualifying) and Szymon Jablonski (3rd place).
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„We will see what the weather will be like. If we race on dry track again, I believe I can fight for victory. But probably it will rain, so I think that Tomáš Pekař and Szymon Jablonski will have an advantage, especially at the beginning of the race. They already know this circuit. In such a case, I will have to find a trace where the car will hold, because the track is really rubberized. I will have to drive like with a go-kart. I will have to go outside, avoid the rubber and keep the car on track, because the barriers are very close,“ he added.
If Makeš takes victory tomorrow, it will be his second triumph in TCR Eastern Europe. He celebrated in Race 1 at Slovakiaring for the first time.
Opening photo: Petr Frýba