BRC Racing Team’s Mat’o Homola says he worked ‘on both his driving and the car’ before taking pole position for round seven of the TCR Europe series at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Homola topped the timesheets with his 1 minute 54.292 time to take his first pole position for both himself as well as the BRC team in 2020 and the Slovakian driver was surprised with his pace aboard the Hyundai i30 N TCR.
He said: “I honestly didn’t expect to be P1 because we struggled a bit yesterday with the car and my driving compared to the test we did here before the season started.
“I worked on my driving a little bit and also on the car and it worked out.
“I improved my driving throughout every Qualifying run and the last one was really good. Still small mistakes but I was pushing in every corner, so it was a really good lap.
“It’s also really good for the team because they’ve done a really good job in preparing the cars, so they deserve it.”
The Hyundai driver, who currently sits sixth in the Drivers Standings ahead of this weekend picked up ten points after taking pole and added: “the qualifying points are good, but the biggest number of points is in the race, so both of us (me and Daniel Nagy) will be focusing on the race pace and we’ll try to score as many points as possible.”
Race one of the TCR Europe series at Barcelona takes place later today at 16:05 CEST (15:05 BST).