The 2021 TCR Eastern Europe season continues with third round this weekend. The series will race in Poznan, Poland for the very first time. We will see known names, but also returnees or rookie.
The championship leader Tomáš Pekař won three from first four races and he will definitely aim to achieve more victories in Poland. But it definitely won´t be an easy task for him. There are more drivers who showed potential to fight for top positions in first two rounds of 2021 TCR Eastern Europe season and they will obviously desire for the best possible result too.
Pekař will have to watch out at least Michal Makeš. The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra driver is only competitor who was able to defeat Pekař in previous races of 2021 season. He won Race 1 at Slovakiaring. But we can´t rule out the ESET Race Star supported driver Sebastian Steibel, who is third in championship standings, the first ever TCR Eastern Europe champion Milovan Vesnić or Carol Wittke. These three drivers also achieved podium results in previous races of this season.
Lukasz Stolarczyk also took podium this season. In addition, he will have an advantage of home track in Poznan. But he won´ be only local driver who knows this circuit very well. This statement also applies to Tomasz Rzepecki, Szymon Jablonski, Jakub Wyszomirski, Sebastian Kolakowski and Bartosz Groszek.
Jablonski, Wyszomirski and Kolakowski will do their first TCR Eastern Europe start since 2020 season. Jablonski finished fifth in overall standings and achieved two podium results last year. Wyszomirski shone especially in 2019 season, where he finished 5th in final championship standings and took two podiums, as Jablonski in 2020.
Bartosz Groszek will make his debut in TCR Eastern Europe. He will race with Audi RS 3 LMS TCR car of Horňák-Aditis with ESET Race Star support. He became the virtual TCR Eastern Europe champion in 2020 as a driver of BTC Maszyny Racing, the Lukasz Stolarczyk´s team.
The third round of 2021 TCR Eastern Europe will start on Friday with free practice (9.40) and qualifying (13.35). Race 1 will take place on Saturday from 11.25. Race 2 will start at 12.30 and first six to ten drivers from Race 1 will start in reversed order there. You will be able to watch action in Poznan live via YouTube stream provided by Kreator TV.