Northern Talent Cup: Luciano wins second race in Austria – Roadracing World Magazine
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Moor vs Luciano: Spielberg’s spectacular duel ends the season in style
The fight for second in the overall standings went on to the end, with the Hungarian winning the lead on track, but a penalty then added some drama after the race.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
The Northern Talent Cup 2021 concluded with a spectacular and sunny final chapter in Spielberg. With Rossi Moor (FAIRIUM Next Generation Riders Team) and Lorenz Luciano (Junior Black Knights Team) battling for second place overall, there was work to be done and their duel did not disappoint. Pulling away from the field in the final stages, the two clashed in a fabulous final decision – Moor winning only by thousandths. But then there was drama when he was penalized for his conduct after the flag, dropping him to fourth in the race. This means Luciano wins and takes second place, Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) is second in the race and Jacopo Hosciuc (Hos Racing Team) is third to finish the year.
As the lights went out, Moor took the pole hole, but 2021 Cup winner Jakub Gurecky (JRT Brno Circuit) took a step forward. Luciano then returned to the mix, with Farkas another name starting to stand out. Still, it was a huge freight train up front for much of the first half of the race.
By lap 10, however, just being at the front of the train had started to turn into a gap for Moor. Number 92 was pushing to escape, but Luciano was on the case. The Belgian touched the Hungarian’s back and followed him, the two carving out a place for a duel to decide on the finalist for 2021.
From there it was war. Clean, aggressive and a real thriller to end the season, the penultimate lap was already a pitfall. Luciano was ahead of the line, Moor attacked at turn 1, the 81 responded, the 92 found another response. The last lap started the same way, with Luciano in the lead, but Moor hit again at turn 1. But this time the Belgian pushed him inside at turn 3, and after that Moor looked hold out.
The Hungarian remained glued to the back of the Junior Black Knights team in front, but waited for his moment: turn 9. To do it and be able to keep it in the last turn, he was content to hang around to the line and Luciano shot to try to pass, but the counters ran out. Moor only kept a few millimeters ahead for the last win of the year, or so he thought. But he then received the penalty, seeing the Belgian take the 25 points.
Behind what had been a few tenths behind for Farkas turned into another freight train, but he retained third place on the line and second at the end, with Hosciuc just behind as the Romanian returned to the mix after his long laps on Saturday. Moor finished fourth and Jonas Kocourek (JRT Brno Circuit) took fifth place. Loris Veneman (Kahuna Racing) and the winner of the Gurecky Cup returned 6th and 7th respectively.
Noel Willemsen (MCA Racing Team) took eighth place, while Race 1 winner Jordan Bartucca (Allesauto Racing) moved up to ninth place. Ferre Fleerackers (B.art Racing) completed the top ten.
That’s all for 2021 in the Northern Talent Cup. In seven rounds we have seen incredible races and performances, as well as impressive progress across the field. What will 2022 bring? Time will tell, but for now: congratulations to the Class of 2021 on an impressive learning curve and an entertaining competitive season!