Stienes Longin expanded his championship lead by securing his sixth second place finish the year. The PK Carsport driver once again impressed for his consistency and also took advantage of the setback his teammate Rocca suffered. While running less than one second behind Hezemans, the Italian went in the gravel on lap 14 and reported damages to slow his PK Carsport Chevrolet. Rocca salvaged an eleventh place finish under the checkered flag.
“The good thing about all those second places is that we scored a lot of points,” said 2016 ELITE 2 champion Longin. “It’s always good to be on the podium. And it’s a nice feeling to be leading the championship after another solid race weekend here at Most.”
His teammate Rocca explained the situation that cost him a podium finish: “I made a mistake and picked up a lot of gravel. From then on, it was a fight to shove it away through every corner. In the end I was able to finish the race. It was a good weekend and I had a good car. Now we have to come back stronger next time out.”
Before Most, Romain Iannetta’s best season results were two sixth places at Brands Hatch but the Frenchman stepped on the last spot on the podium with a strong performance in his 60th ELITE 1 career start. The Racing Engineering driver had an intense battle with Martin Doubek and Lucas Lasserre throughout the entire race.
Coming from eleventh on the grid, Thomas Ferrando ended up fourth and capped with another solid race his best weekend so far in 2019. The Frenchman was also second in the Junior Trophy classification, while ELITE 2 champion Ulysse Delsaux rounded out the top-5 and the Junior Trophy podium after gaining five spots during the race.
A huge battle for the top-10 positions delighted the Czech fans and local hero Martin Doubek was surely one of the strongest protagonists of the race. The local hero finished sixth despite a ride in the gravel trap while he was pushing his #7 Hendriks Motorsport Ford Mustang to the very limit. He edged Salvador Tineo Arroyo, who came all the way from the 19th starting spot.