The last qualifying of the 2021 TCR Eastern Europe season was dominated by Fullinrace Academy drivers. Carol Wittke achieved his premiere qualifying victory in the series ahead of his teammate Petr Čížek. Bartosz Groszek set the third fastest time. The championship leader Michal Makeš finished fourth and Tomáš Pekař took sixth place.
The 2021 TCR Eastern Europe season are culminating at Automotodrom Brno during this weekend. And it was a perfect start of the last round for Carol Wittke. The German driver set the fastest time already in free practice and he repeated this result also in qualifying after that. It means the Fullinrace Academy driver will start from pole position to Race 1. He also scored three extra points to the championship and strengthened his third place in the championship standings. Now, he is six points ahead of Bartosz Groszek and twelve points ahead of Sebastian Steibel.
Fullinrace Academy could celebrate even double victory in qualifying. Another driver of the team Petr Čížek set the second fastest time. Bartosz Groszek completed TOP 3. The Polish driver achieved third place in qualifying.
Michal Makeš was better from championship contenders. The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra driver,who leads the championship by 25 points ahead of Tomáš Pekař, was fourth. Pekař had to settle for sixth place. Giacomo Ghermandi finished between these two drivers and took fifth position. Sebastian Steibel was behind Pekař on 7th place. Makeš, Pekař, Steibel and Ghermandi have to fight with extra weight on their cars during this weekend. Makeš races with 60 kg, Pekař with 40 kg, Steibel with 30 kg and Ghermandi with 10 kg.
Gergö Baldi was also visible during his premiere TCR Eastern Europe qualifying. The Hungarian from M1RA team set the eighth fastest time. TOP 10 was completed by ninth Sanel Cehic and tenth Tomasz Rzepecki. The Polish driver still have at least mathematical chance to finish third in the championship.
Petr Semerád, who is focused especially on rally racing, finished 12th in his first TCR Eastern Europe qualifying. Another rookie Fraňo Dubreta was one place behind him as 13th.
Opening photo: Petr Frýba