The third round of the TCR Eastern Europe season saw a thrilling battle for pole position in the first race at Red Bull Ring. The fight for the top spot was between Milan Vuković driving a Renault Megane and René Kircher in a Honda Civic. The gap between the two young drivers was a mere 0.082 seconds, as Milan Vuković ultimately emerged victorious.
The Red Bull Ring is known for its high-speed turns, and the Renault Meganes from Vuković Motorsport and the Honda Civics from Mertel Motorsport proved to be the fastest cars on the track. Following Vuković and Kircher, their teammates Milenko Vuković and Davit Kajaia with Civic will start from third and fourth place, respectively.
Maťo Homola, the current points leader, will be starting from fifth place with his Hyundai Elantra, next to Sebastian Steibel with Audi RS3 LMS. The grid is highly competitive, with a record 22 cars entering qualifying and the gap in the midfield very close. Giacomo Ghermandi with Audi and Petr Fulín Jr. with Cupra will start from the fourth row. These two drivers had a tough battle at Hungaroring, and fans will be eager to see how their next race pans out.
Local driver Tobias Poschik with Audi will start from ninth position, with the winner at Oschersleben, Carlo Czepiel, starting right beside him with his Hyundai. Czepiel’s teammate, Adam Kout, will start in eleventh place, just ahead of another home driver, Philipp Dietrich, who debuted with Cupra at Hungaroring.
Overall, the TCR Eastern Europe season is shaping up to be an exciting one, with close competition and skilled drivers battling it out on the track. Fans can anticipate a thrilling race tomorrow at Red Bull Ring, where the top drivers will push themselves and their cars to the limit in pursuit of the win.
The race is set to start at 11:30 tomorrow, with the second race of the weekend taking place on Sunday at 11:20.