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Gurecky flexes his wet weather prowess to extend his lead in Race 2

23 May 2021

Can he be beaten in the wet? Not so far! The Czech rider wins again, with Luciano in second and Kocourek taking third despite a tumble

Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit) completed the double at Oschersleben as the weather stayed wet on Sunday afternoon, the Czech rider needing no excuse to once again flex his prowess in difficult conditions. This time around his closest challenger in the standings, Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team), had a less adventurous race to come home second, with Jonas Kocourek in third to make it both JRT Brno Circuit riders on the podium in both races... and that despite a tumble for the number 56.

Gurecky got away in the lead for the holeshot once again, but unlike Race 1 Luciano was able to stay with him on take two. Kocourek had good speed once again to slot into third, with Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team) on the chase as he fought to bounce back from late disaster on Sunday morning. He had Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team) and Kas Beekmans (Team KNMV) for company not long after, and behind Lennoxx Phommara (Phommara Team) was a man on the move once again as the Race 1 podium finisher started gaining ground. By Lap 7, he was up into fourth.

Meanwhile at the front, Gurecky was starting to stretch his legs as Luciano moved back into the clutches of Kocourek. On Lap 10 the Czech rider arrived and struck to take over in second, the fastest man on track before disaster suddenly struck. He slid off, Luciano cruised past through and the number 56 scrambled to slot back into the podium places. He did, re-joining in third but with Phommara then much closer...

Ultimately, however, it would remain the same top three to the line. Gurecky completed the double with an even bigger gap - this time over 20 seconds - with Luciano finding some redemption and crossing the line second to take 20 valuable points. Kocourek was able to keep third, managing to pull away out of the clutches of another incredibly impressive performance from Phommara.

In turn, the Swiss rookie just held off Moor as the Hungarian completed the top five, with Beekmans taking sixth after losing tabs on the two ahead in the latter stages. Likewise Hosciuc, who was forced to settle for seventh but took some good points after a late crash in Race 1.

Damian Boessenkool (Team KNMV) took eighth, with Niklas Kitzbichler (Racing-Team-Kitzbichler) fending off Noel Willemson (PrüstelGP Junior Team), Martin Vincze (Chrobák Motorsport Egyesület) and Tibor Varga (Forty Racing Team) for ninth. The battle between the four was covered by less than two and a half tenths.

That's it from Oschersleben and Round 2, with Gurecky starting to pull away at the top. The NTC is back in action in a month as the legendary Sachsenring plays host, the Cup back racing alongside the MotoGP™ World Championship!