Révész Racing, with the support of the Hungarian Motorsports Academy, dominated the Nürburgring
The European Truck Championship continued the summer heat with a special competition. The location this time was the really famous Nürburgring, and since there were so many German drivers and teams in that field, this was their home race where they wanted to prove themselves. However, Révész Racing’s four-time European Champion, Norbert Kiss, again led the field behind him with impressive confidence. He didn’t even find a winner in the Friday morning qualifying session, so he continued his great streak, winning all of the qualifications this year. The driver from Szombathely confidently won the first race, but his real dominance culminated in the second race held in rainy conditions: he outpaced those in front of him one by one, so he quickly found himself in the lead, and although he was given a 10-second penalty for going over the speed limit, he still managed to win. On Saturday, he again secured pole position and race victory, and in the reverse grid race on Sunday, he finally waved the checkered flag in second place behind local champion Jochen Hahn. About halfway through the season, after four rounds, he leads the European Championship with 209 points, just like Révész Racing among the teams. The EB Truck season will continue towards the end of August at Most in the Czech Republic.
Four karting pioneers started at HMA this weekend, three of them in the Future Champions series. Among them, Martin Molnar had the best weekend in Cremona in the OK class, after being the second fastest out of the 73 riders in the time trial, he also competed confidently throughout the qualifying races. In the end, he was able to start the final race from ninth place, but through no fault of his own, he was involved in a mass crash shortly after the start, which eventually forced him to abandon the main race.
Tamás and Gáspár Benett measured themselves among the juniors, but several technical problems and accidents hampered their race, so this time they were unable to qualify for the final race held on Saturday.
Áron Krepcsik started for Club Sport’s Hajdúhadháza Championship race in the Rotax Max class as part of OB preparations held next weekend. In the semi-finals he failed to finish so in the final he had to start from the end of the field, though, so he caught the checkered flag in second place. In the super final, he managed to take the lead on the fifth lap and eventually win, finishing second overall.
After last weekend’s FIM Motocross World Junior Championships, this time a European final awaited two talents from the academy, Bencé Pergel and Áron Katona, in Loket, Czech Republic. Áron managed to win qualifying training in the EMX85 class, just like in the WC, but unfortunately the continuation did not go well for Ajka’s competitor. Due to a technical error, he had to abandon the first race already on the first lap, and in the second, he had to settle for 24th place due to pressure after the start and a skid.
Two-stroke contender Bence Bergel successfully qualified for the European Championship finals, after scoring for the seventh time in his block out of 65 competitors. In the first race in 35-degree heat, Pence managed to score two European Championship points from about 30th, after flying the checkered flag in 19th. In Sunday’s second race, fall weather welcomed the field, and Pence made a great start: he turned in second, but had poor ground grip on a wave line, and his stuck foot cracked, so he finally had to retire from the race. We wish him a speedy recovery!
In the speed class, three HMA competitors have also competed in the Alpine-Adriatic Championship races in the Czech Republic. In the SST600 class, the Academy contenders took a double victory in Brno, after Gergó Molnár managed to win both races ahead of Soma Görbe. And Máté Szádó could not find a winner in the Supersport 300 machinery class, after it was impossible to catch up with the competitors in Brno, just as in the Pannonia Ring.
This time, Zoltán Kovács single-handedly represented the HMA Supermoto division in Kakuc’s championship races, after his biggest rival and mentor, Balázs Surányi, didn’t start this weekend. Taking advantage of the absence of his rival, he eventually won both races with a confident victory.
Liszka Roland Noel started in Romania this time, inside the Ditrocks hard enduro. The weekend started very well for the young talent competing in the Expert class, after he proved to be the fastest in Friday’s prologue. After completing the 90km section on Saturday, Roland was still in the lead, and during the day on Sunday he had a minor technical fault, but managed to finish in a very respectable second place at the end of the day.