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Mat’o Homola critical of lack of penalty for Colciago and Vervisch

Mat’o Homola was critical of the lack of penalty for either Roberto Colciago or Fréréric Vervisch in Sunday’s second TCR International Series race at Monza, which saw the duo cut the chicane and pass the Opel driver.

Homola was passed by M1RA’s Colciago and Comtoyou Racing’s Vervisch at the first chicane in the second race when the duo made contact behind him, forcing them to cut the corner.

In the process, Homola’s car was also tagged, and the duo emerged in front of the Slovakian driver. No investigation was carried out during the race, and no penalties were handed ut after the race which affected the race result.

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In the end, Colciago was able to move further up the field to second in the race, and the Italian was given a grid penalty for the next event for his part in the incident.

Homola went on to add a sixth-place finish to the seventh he secured in race one, admitting that he was focussed on delivering consistent results for his DG Sport Compétition team.

“I held a good pace and especially in the first sector, I did good lap times,” said Hoola of race two. “The second and third [sectors] did not work so well for my car as again I had a lot of understeer, but in any case, the lap times were pretty competitive.

“To be honest, I didn’t want to [take any] risks to lose my position by doing any stupid moves. However, in one moment, I lost two positions.

“I wouldn’t even think of Colciago trying to overtake me in that spot. Suddenly I felt a hit from the rear and my car drifted to the right. Fortunately, I managed it just fine, but then all of a sudden, I saw both of drivers, who were previously behind me, cutting the chicane straight and overtaking me.

“They did not give up their positions as they should have done… so, that was absolutely too much.”

Homola finished the race behind Colciago and Vervisch on the track after their pass.

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