Northern Talent Cup: Farkas Wins, Rossi Moor P3 In Race Two At Le Mans

Northern Talent Cup: Farkas Wins, Rossi Moor P3 In Race Two At Le Mans

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

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More, from a press release issued by Dorna:

Farkas strikes late to win Race 2

A penultimate corner move on Moor sees the Hungarian claim a stunning Sunday victory in Le Mans

Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) claimed a stunning victory in Race 2 of the opening Northern Talent Cup round in Le Mans after the Hungarian pulled off a late penultimate corner move on Race 1 winner Rossi Moor (FARIUM Next Generation Riders). Moor crossed the line in P2 but was demoted one place for exceeding track limits on the last lap, seeing Loris Venemen (TeamNL Open Line) promoted to second.

 

Hungarian-American Rossi Moor (92) in action during Northern Talent Cup Race Two at Le Mans. Photo courtesy Dorna.
Hungarian-American Rossi Moor (92) in action during Northern Talent Cup Race Two at Le Mans. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

Moor was once again on pole but it was his teammate Matteo Masili who launched excellently from P6 on the grid to take the holeshot, as the field safely negotiated the tricky Dunlop Chicane on Lap 1. A lead group of 11 riders formed at the front and as we saw on Saturday, the P1 baton was being passed around often – no one able to properly establish themselves as a long time race leader.

Moor and Veneman were able to bridge a gap in the closing stages of the opening race, but there wasn’t to be a repeat in Race 2 – Farkas, the aforementioned duo, Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing), Noa Cuypers (Junior Black Knights), Masili and Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) were all eyeing at least a podium heading into the closing stages.

Farkas led onto the final lap and held P1 until Turn 11. That’s when Moor – a favourable passing place for the Hungarian this weekend – planted his KTM 250 machine up the inside. It was a move that stuck, but Farkas conjured up a plan that he executed to perfection at Turn 13.

The pass up the inside of Moor was firm but fair, as the number 92 then stepped out onto the green. Farkas made no mistake at the final corner to pick up a phenomenal victory in Le Mans, Moor was forced to cross the line in second with Venemen third, but track limits saw those positions switched after the chequered flag.

Cuypers took P4 less than half a second away from victory, with Schneider completing the top five. Race 1 podium finisher Masili ended Race 2 in sixth, as Varga lost out on the final lap at Turn 8 in the scrap for the podium – the Hungarian was P7. Jurrien Van Crugten (BB64 Academy), Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesület) and Maxime Schmid (Team Schmid) rounded out the top 10.

After two cracking races at the classic Le Mans Bugatti Circuit, Moor leads the Cup standings by one point over Venemen heading to  Oschersleben next weekend. Who will prevail in Germany?

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