NORTHERN TALENT CUP: GURECKY CHECKS OUT FOR STUNNING WET WEATHER WIN AT LE MANS THE CZECH RIDER WAS IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN, WITH LUCIANO AND HOSCIUC COMPLETING THE PODIUM AFTER A DRAMATIC RACE 2

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The Czech rider was in a league of his own, with luciano and hosciuc completing the podium after a dramatic race 2

After just losing out on Saturday, Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit) hit back in Race 2 in serious style. Getting to the front early, the Czech rider then checked out in more tricky wet conditions for the Northern Talent Cup, taking his first win of the season by a whopping 17.891 seconds. Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team) took a solid second place to stay equal on points, however, with Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team) completing the podium to bounce back from his Race 1 disappointment.

 

Off the line it was Luciano taking off in the lead as Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team) took it steadier on take two, but Gurecky was up there despite the damp – as was his teammate Jonas Kocourek as the race began in an almost as-you-were from Race 1.

 

It didn’t take long for Gurecky to strike for the lead. A perfectly pitched move nearing Turn 1 saw the number 59 hit the front, and he never looked back from there. Pulling out tenths and then seconds, he looked imperious throughout with constant fastest laps coming in. Lapping everyone nearly up to the top ten, he crossed the line alone after a stunning performance to take the Championship lead.

 

Luciano kept it clean for a solid 20 points, the Belgian escaping one out-the-seat moment out of Turn 14 that caught out a huge number of riders. Kocourek crashed out of the podium fight, as did Tibor Varga (Forty Racing Team), with Hosciuc learning from his Saturday excursion to calmly come home in third.

 

Niklas Kitzbichler (Racing-Team-Kitzbichler) impressed once again to take fourth place, the Austrian keeping it clean and tidy on Sunday for his best finish. Kas Beekmans (Team KNMV) completed the top five despite a crash, the Dutchman recovering incredibly, as did Swiss rookie Lenoxx Phommara (Phommara Team) in another impressive race day showing. Rio Olofsen (Team KNMV) wasn’t far off in seventh either.

 

Jordan Bartucca (Allesauto Racing) stormed through to take a impressive P8, ahead of Korbinian Brandl (RBR – Racing) as he found some Sunday redemption. Polish rider Mateusz Molik (Speed Day Junior Racing Team) completed the top ten.

 

A wet weather double at Le Mans gave us an intriguing start to 2021, and there’s no time at all before Round 2. Get ready for Oschersleben and the scene of pre-season testing as we get back on track next weekend!

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