Hungaroring race report

Hungaroring race report
30/04/2019 Jure

Hungaroring race 1

 

Sunday morning marked a beginning of another Twingo Cup season at Hungaroring. The opening round of the year offered a very exciting show with 18 cars, which was won in the end by Jaka Marinšek.

It all looked to be different with Gašper Dernovšek and Mark Škulj taking the best starting spots after qualifying on the first row. However, even before the lights went out, Škulj jumped the start. Then the race began and the whole grid got separated into four tight groups.

As always, this 25-minute long sprint offered multiple overtakes. At one point, up to six cars fought for the win, though in the closing stages it was all between Gašper Dernovšek, Nik Štefančič and Jaka Marinšek. The battle was very close and Marinšek finally won, Dernovšek just behind. However Dernovšek recieved two seconds penalty for track limits and dropped behind Štefančič. Škulj took the 4th ahead of Matevz Habjan who also managed to finish in the Top 5.

 

Hungaroring race 2

Škulj wins race 2:

Slovenian driver proved his speed in the first Twingo Cup race already, but he lost out by jumping the start. In the second race, he made sure that nothing like that would happen and he leaves Hungaroring celebrating his first ever win.

Škulj took a pole position ahead of Jaka Marinšek, a winner of the first race. Gašper Dernovšek and Matej Ivanuša then started from the second row. As usual, the Twingo Cup offers very attractive races that are full of exciting battles. It is not so easy to pull away when everybody has the same car and precision means everything as well as an ability to deal with big groups of cars.

However, Škulj managed the impossible and quickly pulled away from his rivals. Behind him, there was a big battle going on for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th places between Ivanuša, Marinšek and Dernovšek. Škulj did not make any mistake and won by an astonishing 9 seconds. Ivanuša finished 2nd, Marinšek 3rdand Dernovšek was the first outside of the podium.