It was another Hungarian 1-2 at the Sachsenring as late drama decides the top two; Lenoxx Phommara claims third
Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) emerged victorious from Race 2 in the Northern Talent Cup at the Sachsenring as the top two in the Cup standings went head-to-head for the second time in as many days. Title leader Rossi Moor (Farium Next Generation Riders) crossed the line first but the Hungarian exceeded track limits on the last lap, which handed victory to second across the line Farkas. Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) came from eighth on the grid to pick up his first dry podium of the season.
It was another spellbinding NTC race in scorching conditions at the Sachsenring as 17 riders battled it out in the leading group from the off, with Farkas once again grabbing an early lead despite starting on the outside of the second row. The lead changed every lap though with Turns 1, 12 and 13 acting as the main action areas, but the two consistently at the front of the freight train were Farkas and Moor. And, as expected, the fight for victory went down to the very last lap.
Dropping down the famous Waterfall section, Moor went for the inside line but ventured onto the green when overtaking Farkas. Moor’s late braking at Turn 12 and Turn 13 helped him cross the line in P1 but the number 92 was demoted one place for exceeding track limits, which saw Farkas promoted to P1 – his second victory of the year.
Moor ended the day P2 with Phommara producing some great late race pace to claw his way onto the podium in third, as polesitter Jurrien Van Crugten (BB64 Academy) narrowly missed out on a debut rostrum in P4.
Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesulet) finished P5, just half a second away from victory, as Race 1 podium finisher Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) settled for P6, 0.6s shy. Seventh place finisher Rocco Sessler (MCA Racing) was also under a second from the win, as Maxime Schmid (Team Schmid), Matteo Masili (Farium Next Generation Riders) and Loris Veneman (Team NL Open Line) – who was handed a three-second penalty at the end of the race – completed the top 10.
That’s all from a sensational two races at the Sachsenring! Next up for the NTC riders is a short trip north to the TT Circuit Assen, where once again they’ll join the MotoGP™ paddock for a weekend at the Cathedral of Speed.