The Cup standings leader beats Farkas and Varga as the three Hungarians lock out the Cathedral of Speed’s podium
Rossi Moor (Farium Next Generation Riders) claimed a fourth victory of the season to extend his advantage at the top of the 2022 Northern Talent Cup standings in a scintillating Race 1 at the TT Circuit Assen. A late move on title rival Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) saw Moor keep up his 100% podium tally this season, with Farkas picking up P2 ahead of fellow Hungarian – and debut rostrum finisher – Tibor Varga (Forty Racing).
It was the first time this season that Moor hadn’t started from the front row and despite not getting the best of launches, it wasn’t long before the impressive Hungarian found his way to the front. The lead was changing constantly though with home hero Loris Veneman (Team NL Open Line) carving his way to P1, but his race ended with a highside on the exit of Turn 1. Thankfully, Veneman was uninjured in the early crash.
From there on, it was a fascinating battle. Moor, Farkas, Varga, polesitter Jurien van Crugten (BB64 Academy) and Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) all took turns at leading, with slipstream being used to great effect on the front straight, back straight and the winding ribbon of fast kinks that take us to the final chicane.
Heading into the closing stages, Schneider was hit with a Long Lap penalty for exceeding track limits as the fight for victory raged. Farkas took the lead on the last lap but at Turn 15, the final left hander before the Geert Timmer Chicane, Moor pounced. The latter made no mistake at the final corner to win again, while Farkas did well to hold onto P2.
Varga’s debut podium was richly deserved as Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) narrowly missed out on a third rostrum of the season in P4. The Swiss rider crossed the line fifth but benefitted from van Crugten’s penalty for exceeding track limits on the final lap – the Dutch rider was demoted to P5. Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesület) finished P6 from P12 on the grid, with Schneider doing well to recover to P7 ahead of Noa Cuypers (Junior Black Knights) and Matteo Masili (Farium Next Generation Riders) – the top nine covered by just over a second. Luca Göttlicher (JRP Junior Academy Team) rounded out the top 10.