Mat’o Homola is considering changing his driving style for the second TCR Europe race on Sunday, after the BRC Racing driver was unable to fight for the victory in Saturday’s opening race at Zolder.
Homola got the jump on pole-sitter Nicolas Baert at the start of the race, but the Slovakian driver was only able to hold the lead for four corners as the Audi driver fought back.
Homola then lost second at the first corner on the following lap to the Honda of Mike Halder, before ultimately settling down in third.
Whilst Homola was pleased to score his first podium of the season, which moves him up to eighth in the drivers’ championship standings, the Hyundai driver admits that he needs to consider some changes for Sunday.
“I’m happy to score my first podium of the season, but I started from P2 and I was aiming to win,” said Homola.
“I knew it would be hard against the Audi cars because they are fast here, also in WTCR, also Nicolas was really fast in Qualifying.
“I had a really good start and I was able to overtake him, but it was impossible to hold him back and then Mike also overtook me.”
Homola admitted that some of the changes required may be things he can address himself with his driving style, as he faces the challenge of working his way up the order from ninth on the grid in race two.
“We struggled a little at the beginning with the tyres and so on. It is what it is and at least I was on the podium, but we will think about some changes on the car and maybe my driving style for tomorrow’s race.
“I will try to climb to the front and then we will see. It was a tough race, but it was important to get a podium and some good points.”