Shortened Zandvoort races saw Target Competition in 2th and 5th
TCR Germany series points leader Josh Files claimed pole position for the penultimate round of the season in Zandvoort, putting his Target Competition Honda on pole ahead of Honda Team ADAC’s Dominik Fugel.
Youngster Simon Larsson made in the Qualifying a really good job in his debut for Target Competition. After his violent crash in Fp1, the Target Competition driver managed to put his Seat Leon TCR on pole for the revers grid of race 2.
Race 1 on Saturday was stopped for almost 30 minutes as the SEAT León TCR of Bas Schouten was recovered after colliding with the rear of Niklas Mackschin’s Volkswagen at the start. The race resumed with just seven minutes of the scheduled 30 minutes left to run, with LMS Racing’s Antti Buri taking the win on the last lap from Target Competition’s Josh Files.
The first ADAC TCR Germany race in Zandvoort was awarded just half-points after the race was drastically reduced due to a red flag stoppage.
In Race 2 on Sunday morning, a wet race saw incident after incident as cars ploughed into the gravel traps, causing three safety car inventions with the race eventually stopped with five minutes left to run. Simon Larsson on pole made a good start, but after Aquaplaning he ploughed into the gravel on the first lap.
Although in effect just one full racing lap run under green flag conditions, this race was allocated full points, with Files’ closest rival Harald Proczyk scoring 25 points for his victory.
The championship still remains open, though Josh Files’ lead is now 41.5 points over HP Racing SEAT driver Harald Proczyk with just 55 points available at the season finale on October 2nd at Hockenheim.