Newcomer Carlo Czepiel won the second race at Oschersleben

Newcomer Carlo Czepiel won the second race at Oschersleben

9. 4. 2023 0 News , , , , ,

The Hyundai Janík Motorsport team achieved a double victory in the second race at Oschersleben. Starting from fifth position with Hyundai Elantra, Carlo Czepiel quickly made his way to the front and won in only his second start in the championship. His teammate Maťo Homola finished second and another debutant, Tobias Poschik from the Aditis Racing team, finished third.

Based on the draw, which decided the reverse order of the top ten positions, Žarko Knego started from pole position with the Cupra. Petr Čížek also started with a Cupra next to him. Behind them were teammates with Audis – Tobias Poschik and local driver Sebastian Steibel. The third row belonged to Carlo Czepiel and Davit Kajaia. René Kircher and Adam Kout started from the fourth row, and Petr Fulín and first race winner Maťo Homola started from the fifth.

Tobias Poschik had an excellent start, taking the lead and building a gap of almost two seconds in the first few kilometers. Žarko Knego stayed behind him, but on cold tires, he briefly lost control of his Cupra and lost positions. Czepiel gradually caught up with Poschik and put pressure on him. Čížek, who started from the front row, held third place, while Knego went off the track again and damaged his car, heading to the pits.

Čížek held off Rene Kircher, Maťo Homola, Adam Kout, and Petr Fulín behind him. An equally exciting battle also took place at the front. Poschik with the older generation of Audi RS3 TCR held a defensive line in front of Czepiel, but the Polish driver found a way to overtake in the sixth lap. As they approached the start-finish straight, he caught up with Poschik and passed him on the brakes before the first turn.

In the sixth lap, Rene Kircher with Honda Civic made a small mistake and slipped from fourth to fifth behind Maťo Homola. Soon after, Adam Kout overtook Kircher, and later Petr Fulín did the same. In the eighth lap, Čížek couldn’t hold off Homola, who was catching up, and the first race winner moved up to third place. Three laps later, Adam Kout also moved ahead of Čížek.

Three minutes before the end of the race, Homola caught up with Poschik and started a battle for second place. He eventually passed him two laps before the finish, and the Hyundai Janík Motorsport team could celebrate the double victory. Another debutant, Tobias Poschik, finished third.

Third Hyundai Janík Motorsport driver Adam Kout finished fourth, Petr Fulín brought his Cupra to fifth place and teammates from Mertel Motorsport, Rene Kircher and Davit Kajaia, finished sixth and seventh. Petr Čížek eventually crossed the finish line in eighth, Sebastian Steibel was ninth, and Fulín´s team-mate Carol Wittke completed the top ten.

TCR – Race 2