The Northern Talent Cup heads to Assen for Round 4 of the season, with Farkas hunting Moor in the overall standings
After a scorching – both on and off track – weekend at the Sachsenring, the Northern Talent Cup paddock have made the short trip north as Round 4 takes us to an all-time classic; commonly referred to as the Cathedral of Speed, otherwise known as the TT Circuit Assen.
As has oft been the case since the NTC began, the two races we witnessed in Germany were nothing short of sensational. Cup leader Rossi Moor (FARIUM Next Generation Riders) continued his fine form to win Race 1 at the Sachsenring and crossed the line first in Race 2, however the Hungarian was penalised for exceeding track limits on the last lap.
This promoted Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) to the top step on Sunday afternoon, as Farkas and compatriot Moor picked up 45 points apiece in Germany. This was Farkas’ first victory since he beat Moor on the last lap in Race 2 at Le Mans, with the Hungarian duo now split by 33 points at the top of the standings. That’s in Moor’s favour, with the number 92 yet to finish off the podium in 2022, but both riders have podium pedigree in Assen. Which way will the title pendulum swing this weekend?
Elsewhere, home hero Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) and Oschersleben Race 1 winner Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) were able to secure podiums in Germany, and both head to Assen full of confidence knowing that podiums are the target every weekend.
Loris Veneman (TeamNL Open Line) slipped to fourth in the standings after finishing 6th and 10th – the latter after a penalty – last time out, but there’s no better place to bounce back on home soil. The Dutchman and Sachsenring polesitter Jurrien van Crugden (BB64 Academy) have scored points in every race so far in 2022, so can they keep that run up and stand on the podium at Assen? That would be the dream for both.
Race 1 at the Dutch TT gets underway at 17:15 local time (GMT+2) on Saturday, with Race 2 kicking off at 16:20 on Sunday afternoon!