Jack Young ‘pushed and pushed’ but couldn’t hold off rival Tom Coronel in Zandvoort race one

Brutal Fish Racing Team’s Jack Young admitted he “pushed and pushed” in his bid to keep Tom Coronel behind him in the opening TCR Europe race at Zandvoort.

Young, who started race one from pole position, was able to benefit early on after Coronel and teammate Nicolas Baert made contact, but eventually the Northern Irish driver was caught and overtaken by the eventual race winner.

“It was a tough race from start to finish,” said Young.

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“The Audis at the start were right on my bumper; I don’t know what happened between Tom and Nicolas but it gave me some breathing space and then I started to relax a little.

“The guys came on the radio and told me to go faster because Tom was coming, so I pushed and pushed but in the end he was so fast.

“Fair play to him, he drove a brilliant race and deserved to win but we’ll see what will happen tomorrow.”

Young also went on to explain that he hopes to have more close battles like the duo had on Saturday afternoon in the future.

“We’re still at the learning curve stage of my career so hopefully in the years to come I’ll improve and have some proper battles,” added the British driver.

“There were definitely more positives than negatives from that one and I’m excited for Race 2.”

Young will line up in tenth place for tomorrow’s second race of the weekend in the Netherlands.

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