The Northern Talent Cup was back in action at the German GP, with races taking place on Saturday and Sunday afternoon

Race 1: Moor wins a classic final lap scrap at the Sachsenring

Rossi Moor (FARIUM Next Generation Riders) extended his lead at the top of the Northern Talent Cup standings after claiming a third victory of the season in what was another classic encounter at the Sachsenring. The Hungarian beat compatriot Kevin Farkas (Agria Racing Team) by just 0.169s as Germany’s Dustin Schneider (Goblin Racing) picked up the final podium spot after Tibor Varga (Forty Racing) was demoted one position on the last lap for exceeding track limits. 

Farkas got the best start of all when he went from P6 to P1 at the first corner but from there until the chequered flag, the lead and podium positions would change constantly with as many as 11 riders sitting in the lead group in the early exchanges. A front five then broke clear heading into the business end of the race, a quintet which included Moor, Farkas, Schneider, Varga and the returning Valentino Herrlich (Busch und Wagner Racing Team). 

It all came down to the last lap and thanks to some sensational late braking and masterful race craft, Moor came out on top by a whisker to assert yet more dominance on the 2022 Cup. Farkas stood on the rostrum for the first time since his Le Mans Race 2 win with a hard fought second, while Schneider just lost out on the podium – or so he, and we, thought. But Varga touched the green on the run down the Waterfall on the final lap so his P3 became P4, meaning the German was promoted to the podium. Varga ended Race 1 in P4 and will be out to avenge his small mistake in Race 2, with Herrlich – still riding with pain in his leg – picking up a very commendable P5. 

Loris Veneman (TeamNL Open Line) lost touch with the leaders and had to settle for P6, he led home polesitter Jurrien van Crugten (BB64 Academy), Martin Vincze (Chrobak Motorsport Egyesulet) and Noa Cuypers (Junior Black Knights) in the fight for sixth. Matteo Masili (FARIUM Next Generation Riders) rounded out the top 10.