The Romanian stands on the top step ahead of Farkas and a first podium for Willemsen as drama hits for key players in the standings
Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team) is the newest addition to the winners' club, the Romanian pulling off a maiden victory in style at Assen, striking at the final chicane to finally put some bad luck to bed. Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) was the rider just losing out, the Hungarian forced to settle for second, with Noel Willemsen (MCA Racing Team) taking his first podium to round out an impressive weekend.
There was some key drama for Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team), as well as Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team) AND Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit), as Assen hosted some crashes and clashes...
Off the line, Moor got away well and managed to deny Luciano the holeshot, although the Belgian hit back quickly. Initially a group of four was breaking away, but the first of the drama wasn't long in coming.
Heading into the Geert Timmer chicane on Lap 3, Luciano was ahead and Moor looking for the inside line, and as the number 81 tipped in, Moor was there. The two made contact and both headed into the gravel - Luciano down, Moor able to stay in it. A huge moment in the standings, and there was some more to come, too.
That left Hosciuc and Gurecky at the head of a huge freight train fight, and that fight went all the way to the wire... and the Geert Timmer chicane. Farkas was leading the way on the way in, but Hosciuc judged his attack perfectly and lined himself up to deny the Hungarian. Moor had other ideas though, going for a 2-for-1 move and then having to bail out, leaving Hosciuc to take a first NTC win in style, ahead of Farkas in second.
Moor gathered it up to stay on but in doing so, came together with Gurecky - and with the Czech rider on the outside, it was him running further off and over the gravel, losing a good number of positions. Willemsen avoided the chaos for third, and a good reward for a weekend of fast work.
Jonas Kocourek (JRT Brno Circuit), Allesauto Racing's Jordan Bartucca, Kas Beekmans (Team KNMV), Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) and Martin Vincze (Chrobák Motorsport Egyesület) took fourth to eighth, all impressing to fight at the front throughout.
Moor is classified in ninth although that's after a three-position penalty applied after the race, as the Hungarian did cross the line a little further ahead. He takes some points but gains little on Gurecky as the number 59 was able to get back on track and end the race in 10th, forced into some damage limitation.
Now we return to Austria and the Red Bull Ring for the season finale, with the Cup on the line but Gurecky on the verge of glory. Can the Czech rider seal the deal in Spielberg? We'll find out in two weeks!