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Farkas unbeatable in Race 2 at Most with an 8.5-second winning margin

31 Jul 2022

Hungarian rider Farkas moved into the lead on Lap 3 and did not look back to claim victory in the Czech Republic; Moor overcomes double Long Lap Penalty for second place

There was no stopping Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) in Race 2 of the Northern Talent Cup at the Autodrom Most after the Hungarian rider claimed victory by more than eight seconds. Farkas was joined on the podium in the Czech Republic by Rossi Moor (Fairium Next Generation Riders) and Loris Veneman (TeamNL Open Line) after a ten-rider fight for second place.

Farkas moved into the lead of the 14-lap race on Lap 3 as he swept from fifth to first through the Turn 1-2 chicane, and from there he was able to take advantage of the fighting behind him to open up a gap. At the end of the race, Farkas claimed victory by 8.504s over Moor in second place for this third victory with the gap between Farkas and Moor in the title fight standing at 31 points with two rounds left of the 2022 season.

Moor was one of ten riders fighting for second place in the race, while he also had to overcome a double Long Lap Penalty for work being carried out on his bike after the three-minute board had been shown on the grid. This dropped him to the back of the group fighting for second place, but with six laps to go had started his fightback. On Lap 10, he moved into fourth place at Turn 1 and, a lap later, had moved into second. Moor was third on the run to the line on the final lap but was able to slipstream his way past Veneman to claim second, with Veneman finishing in third place.

As the race approached the crucial final stages, riders were fighting hard for second position and a podium place with several riders, including Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) and Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesület), making moves into Turn 1 to move into second place after utilising the slipstream down the start-finish straight.

Just half a second separated the riders from second place down to 11th place. Vincze finished in fourth place and missed out on a podium by just 0.029s, with Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) in fifth place. Lenoxx Phommara (Team Phommara) was sixth at the end of the race with Jurrien van Crugten (BB64 Academy) in seventh place; Crugten was only two tenths away from a podium place. Rocco Sessler (MCA Racing), Varga, who made a move for second place at Turn 1 at the start of the final lap, and Maxime Schmid (Team Schmid) completed the top ten. After finishing on the podium in Race 1, Valentino Herrlich (Busch und Wagner Racing Team) was the sole retirement in Race 2 after a crash at Turn 21.

Three riders were unable to compete in Race 2 after being declared unfit. Matteo Masili (Fairum Next Generation Riders), Julius Frellsen (Frellsen RR) and Rio Olofsen (TeamNL Open Line) were all declared unfit following Race 1 crashes.

The Northern Talent Cup field heads back to the TT Circuit Assen for Round 6 of the 2022 season from the 12th-14th August.