Northern Talent Cup:
Luciano and Hosciuc victorious in Assen
Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team) was back on the top step in style at the TT Circuit Assen, the Belgian pulling away for a vital win in the standings and another victory in the Netherlands. Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team) and Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit) completed the podium after a close fight for second, all taking vital points as the countdown to the finale continues… and Gurecky sets his sights on the Cup in Race 2.
Moor took the holeshot, but it didn’t take long for Luciano to take over in front. Moor wouldn’t go down without a fight though, and the two had Noel Willemsen (MCA Racing Team), Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team) and points leader Gurecky for close company near the front of a huge group fight.
Bit by bit, however, Luciano was able to edge away, leaving Moor to battle it out with Hosciuc, Willemsen, Gurecky and Dustin Schneider (PrüstelGP Junior Team). And bit by bit thereafter, the fight for second became a three-way battle as Moor, Gurecky and Hosciuc pulled away. Schneider also crashed out.
As Luciano crossed the line in some clear air for another impressive win, the Geert Timmer chicane showdown between those on the chase saw Moor head in first and, somehow, the Hungarian defended it. He took second, with Gurecky able to close the door on an attack from Hosciuc to complete the podium, leaving the Romanian fourth.
Willemsen completed the top five ahead of another group led by Stepan Zuda (Motoracing23 Klub V ACR), with Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team), Jonas Kocourek (JRT Brno Circuit), Allesauto Racing’s Jordan Bartucca and Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) completing the top ten… although Kas Beekmans (Team KNMV) was within 0.034 in P11.
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.