Mat’o Homola expecting ‘a lot of overtaking’ at the Slovakiaring

Mat’o Homola expecting ‘a lot of overtaking’ at the Slovakiaring

Mat'o Homola
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Mat’o Homola is predicting lots of overtaking when the FIA World Touring Car Cup heads to his home circuit at the Slovakiaring for this weekend’s sixth event of the season.

Homola – who is the newest winner in WTCR – gained a home round of the series when Argentina was dropped for Slovakia at the last minute due to difficulties in the South American country’s economy.

The Slovakian driver is also heading to his home circuit on a high, having scored a first victory last time out on the streets of Vila Real in the reverse-grid second race.

The 23-year-old explains that the Slovakian circuit should allow for a good amount of overtaking this weekend, with its wide and fast corners.

“It’s a very complex track because there are very fast corners and very technical corners,” said Homola. “Every driver will find their favourite corner.

“It’s something different to the other tracks, some tracks are really small and narrow but Slovakia Ring is really wide with some fast and slow corners. You can see four cars wide on the main straight and the races are always nice to watch.

“You have a really high heartbeat in Turn 2 and you need to hit the right point of the apex, otherwise you’re going off. It’s very challenging, very high-speed, approximately 200kph, and fun.

“I know from history there was a lot of overtaking with really nice, tight racing. There can be slipstreaming, and you can also overtake in some of the technical sections.

“It will be good for the fans.”