Four races in this year’s TCR Eastern Europe series have offered four different winners so far. Can we expect another new face on the top step of the podium at the following round at Red Bull Ring, or will we see success by current points leader Maťo Homola?
It has been a dramatic and diverse season so far in TCR Eastern Europe. Previous events at Oschersleben and Hungaroring featured intense racing for top positions and also in the midfield. A highly competitive field with around twenty colourful cars from different manufacturers guarantees another thrilling weekend.
Current driver’s standings leader Maťo Homola has proved his pace in every race, but as demonstrated by the previous weekend at Hungaroring, sometimes luck is not on his side and he has to fight through the field. This applies to his teammates from the Hyundai Janík Motorsport team, Adam Kout and Carlo Czepiel. The Hyundai Elantra from the Czech team is fast enough to compete for wins, but there are also other drivers thinking about winning.
Milan and Milenko Vuković from the Vuković Motorsport team drive Renault Méganes, which offer very high top speed – and that will be important for the fast Red Bull Ring. Moreover, Milenko is a winner of last year’s Red Bull Ring race, and his son Milan won a race at Hungaroring a couple of weeks ago.
Last race winner René Kircher and his teammate Davit Kajaia will certainly play an important role in the fight for top podium positions. They race with a Honda Civic in the highly experienced Mertel Motorsport team.
The Red Bull Ring will be the home race for two teams – Wimmer Werk Motorsport and MSC Rottenegg. Austrian Philipp Dietrich from Wimmer Werk already started at Hungaroring and enjoyed both races there, scoring points on both occasions. Now he is going to have two teammates, also Austrians Peter Gross and Dominik Haselsteiner. The second local team is MSC Rottenegg, a well-known squad in TCR Eastern Europe from the past. Its Honda Civic will be driven by Antonio Citera.
Tobias Poschik with Audi also belongs to the list of local drivers. The young Austrian debuted in TCR Eastern Europe at the beginning of the season and has already scored a podium finish. The driver from Aditis Racing is motivated for a successful race in front of the home crowd.