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The top European touring car championship, TCR Europe 2021 is finished. The last race weekend was held on the famous Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
Young Slovakian representant had a tough job before this weekend – to position himself as high as possible – but he was carrying a 40 kg “backpack” thanks to the good result in qualifying on Spa on the previous race weekend. He finished Race 1 on P10 after starting from P14, but unfortunately, he was unable to finish Race 2 of the weekend.
French racing weekend was a little better than the previous in Slovakia, but the bittersweet taste remains, although there is a light at the end of a tunnel.
The Slovakian touring car driver, Mato Homola is leaving Barcelona with a bittersweet taste in his mouth. He started the weekend with a pole position, finished on the P4 in race 1, and last in the race 2 today.
Mato achieved a great result in the second race of the TCR Europe 2020 weekend in Monza. Starting from the P5, after many fights he finished in third place!
The first race event of TCR Europe 2020 season took place in France at Paul Ricard racing circuit.
Mato Homola claimed 3rd position with BRC Racing Team at FIA Motorsport Games 2019 in Vallelunga.
Mato Homola gave it all and he is bringing a bronze medal to Slovakia, from what could be called world championship or motorsports Olympics – FIA Motorsport Games 2019 Rome!
Let’s call it a world cup or motorsport Olympics. Mato Homola has started FIA Motorsport Games 2019 Rome in a really good way, with good results in the Free practice, or qualifying sessions, but clinched it with P2 in the Race 1 of the weekend.
You don’t want to miss it. One of the most successful Slovak racing drivers these days, Mato Homola, will fight on the upcoming “Olympic games” of motorsport from this Friday.
Mato Homola was not successful in repeating great results from the first race in Monza, where he was able to get from P17 on the start to the P5 across the finish line. The second race was full of contacts and Mato Homola lacked the needed luck to avoid contacts and he finished the race in the 14th position.
Mato Homola managed to make a great result in Monza, Italy, where he finished the race from P17 on the start, on the great 5th place!
The upcoming weekend is close and together with it, it is the most prestigious European Touring car championship, TCR Europe. 7th weekend of the season is happening to legendary Monza.
Mato Homola, despite his hard efforts, misses the points from the second race in Barcelona. Starting from P22 and finishing the race in P16.
Slovak racing car driver, Mato Homola, began the racing weekend with promising results in the Free practice 2, but Mato was in the qualifying capable of P22 only. later on, he improved the result in the race, with P13 and 5 points.
It’s been more than one month since the last race weekend of the TCR Europe. The series continues with its 6th weekend, this time on the top Spanish circuit, Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. The most prestigious series are returning here every year, like Formula 1, or Moto GP.
Slovak race driver, Mato Homola, was really positive before the second race of the weekend, after a successful race yesterday, where he finished on the P6. Unfortunately, Mato’s car broke after contact with one of the drivers and he did not finish the race.
UPDATE! With Panciatici receiving 30 s penalty for the contact with J. Backman and A. Backman’s car not conforming with the TCR Technical regulations – this lead to his disqualification – Mato is moving up in the Race 1 final results, to the P6. He is also moving up in the championship ranking, to the P3.
The upcoming weekend will be in the name of the top European motorsport, with the TCR Europe series moving towards the fifth racing weekend, on the German circuit Motorsport Arena Oschersleben.
Light rain shower on the Red Bull ring has played a tricky game with the drivers and brought a race full of drama. Mato Homola, starting from the P12, has finished the race on the perfect 6th position.
Driving on the Austrian Red Bull Ring circuit has begun on Friday already, but first points were given only on Saturday. The first race of the weekend meant 11 points for Slovak driver and ninth position.
Currently fifth overall in the TCR Europe, young Slovak Mato Homola will race on the beautiful Austrian Red Bull Ring, just 250 km from the Slovak border! We recommend not to skip the event and to make a huge support crowd, for one of the best Slovak race drivers today.
A great result made by young Slovakian Mato Homola on the iconic circuit Spa-Francorchamps. After a great result in the first race, where he finished on the P7, he finished the second race of the weekend on the second place! He has been during the whole weekend the best driver on Hyundai i30 N TCR.
With the heaviest car in the starting field (thanks to the BoP), Mato finished Race 1 on the P7, as the best Hyundai in the field. Before that, he managed to finish the qualifying session on the same spot, again as the fastest driver with this Korean brand.
Third time this season, you will have the opportunity to follow the Slovak racing driver Mato Homola, on one of the most demanding circuits in the world – Spa-Francorchamps. It will host the third racing weekend of the TCR Europe 2019 series and it brings us almost to the half of the season. It is the second longest circuits in Europe, and for sure, one of the most beautiful.
Slovak racing driver, Mato Homola, didn’t manage to finish both of the races during the racing weekend of TCR Europe series, on the German circuit Hockenheimring.
Mato missed the P10 in the qualifying session with 0,03 second. Everything could be different than, as he will start to the second race from the P1. In racing, there is nothing like “what if”, so Mato was starting from the P11 to both of the races.
The starting position to the Race 1 was in the 6th row, P11. Real mayhem started after the great start from Mato, who managed to be in top 10 just after a few corners. Mato lost several places immediately after many contacts, he was even forced to leave the track several times. “I have been hit many times and, in addition, I had issues with my brakes. I had to push the pedal so hard, that my foot slipped from the pedal and I had to avoid the crash and left the track. Later on, I drove over some debris on the track and had an immediate puncture,” adds Mato.
Mato had a simple strategy for Race 2. A good start and avoid contacts. He managed the first part, with P10 already in the first corner. However, the second part was an issue, as immediately in the first half of the first lap, destruction derby from yesterday continued. Dusan Borkovic has flown to the slowest corner with speed, which was almost impossible to slow down. Mato, trying to avoid the crash on his door has moved to the side and left him space. On the exit of the corner, Dusan fighting with Paulsen caused damage to Matos car and forced Mato to retire from the race with broken intercooler, later that lap. Compared to the successful weekend in Hungary, this was a nightmare with no points to the championship.
“There is a huge mix of sadness, frustration, and anger, as I wanted to make some good TOP 10 results with points, but other drivers are fighting like crazy. Of course, small impacts and contacts are part of touring car racing, but this was too much,” said frustrated Mato and he adds: “I’m over it now, I can change only the future. I will be even more motivated now for the Spa-Francorchamps race in 2 weeks. I have made some good results there and I really like it there. I will do the maximum to finish the qualifying in the TOP 10, as this gives you good starting position for the first, or second race.”
The first race on the German Hockenheimring didn’t go for Mato Homola as he would have planned. But this is a part of the motorsport as well.
Winner of the first 2019 TCR Race on Hungaroring, Mato Homola, is on his way to Hockenheim, for the second racing weekend of TCR Europe 2019. One of the best Slovak drivers, racing Hyundai i30 N TCR in the colors of the Italian Target Competition, will be one of the candidates for the victory.
Mato Homola, currently 3rd in the overall ranking of the championship, has gone through a lot of testing on the racing simulator, as this will be his maiden appearance on this circuit. “This will be the first time on Hockenheimring for me. I have spent many hours behind the simulator, and I am looking forward to getting there! Despite the circuit being transformed to another “Tilkedrome” in 2002, it has more options for overtaking and several difficult corners, what should be really good for my “N” and my driving style,” said Mato before the weekend.
Mato has not only made it to the pole position on Hungaroring, but he was also able to win the first race and he would like to continue. “Indeed. The victory tastes great. But there is a lot of strong competition, 10 Hyundais, and other strong brands. I will say my favorite saying – I will fight like a tiger and give it my best. When didn’t I?”, explains Mato.
The racing weekend will be a little different compared to the last one in Hungary. Both Free practice sessions will be held on Friday, with the Qualifying and the Race 1 on Saturday. Second Race is planned for Sunday. You can follow the first race live on the website of Slovak national TV RTVS and the second one will be broadcasted live on the Dvojka TV channel. Both of the sessions will have live Slovak commentary from Jan Zgravcak and Michal Cimbalik. For more information about Mato and his racing life don’t forget to follow his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
TCR Europe Hockenheimring schedule:
11:10 – 11:40 Free Practice 1 (30 min)
16:40 – 17:10 Free Practice 2 (30 min)
10:05 – 10:40 Qualifying 1 and 2
14:40 – 15:10 Race 1 (23 min + 1 lap) live www.rtvs.sk
11:35 – 12:05 Race 2 (23 min + 1 lap) live Dvojka RTVS
The dream came true. Mato Homola hoped, that he will be able to show in the new team, new championship, and a new car, that he is able to win! And he did it! After winning the qualifying on Saturday, he was able to finish the first race on Saturday as a winner!
First racing day of the 2019 season has ended as best as it could! One of the best Slovak drivers currently, Mato Homola, will start to the first race of the weekend on Sunday from the Pole position and, in addition, he’s got first points in the championship!
After a long winter break, the time has come. Starting the machines and let’s get the racing started! Mato Homola, one of the best Slovak racing drivers currently is no exception. The upcoming weekend will belong to the first races of the 2019 season of TCR Europe, and Mato will tame the best tool for the job – Hyundai i30 N TCR.
Are you asking, how is that possible? Mato Homola, one of the best Slovak racing drivers, this year starting in the TCR Europe series, will be broadcasted through the Slovak national television RTVS and its Dvojka channel to all the tv receivers all around Slovakia.
Mato Homola, one of the best Slovak race drivers, has some great news to share for the upcoming 2019 race season. Let’s sum it up: new championship, new team, new car, new motivation and a new level of motorsport promotion in Slovakia.
Slovak race driver Mato Homola had a challenging and yet successful season in FIA WTCR 2018. The last three races took place in Macau, which is undoubtedly the most difficult race circuit of the season and Mato scored there P10, P17 and P12. With two points from Saturdays’ P10, Mato scored 48 points this season and finished 18th in the overall championship standings. That is actually P3, when we take away race drivers with a factory support. The winner of the FIA WTCR 2018 was Gabriele Tarquini.
The 2018 FIA WTCR season is coming to an end with a great finish. The legendary streets of Macau will host the final round of the championship with seven drivers fighting for the title. The only Slovak driver on the grid, Mato Homola, will also join the fight for a good result with his Peugeot 308 TCR.
First race on the Suzuka Circuit has seen Mato Homola starting from the 9th position, despite the qualifying result, which was enough for the P10 only.
Motorsport can be truly unforgiving – once you are up, once you are down. These words came true once again for young Slovak, Mato Homola. Mato is currently in the most crowded country in the world, for two race weekends of FIA WTCR.
Thousands of visitors on SLOVAKIA RING witnessed two truck races and one, the final race of SLOVAKIA in the World Touring Car Cup. Mato Homola started from the 19. position on the grid and finished the race on the P12.
The programme started today in the midday with the first race of the weekend. Belgian DG Sport Competition team together with Mato Homola have done several changes to the car and hoped for the best possible result. After penalization of three Hyundai cars for high turbo boost, Mato started from the P8, as they were moved to the back of the grid.
Friday has started with usual PR activities, photo shooting, and also with race taxi in the race truck with European Champion Adam Lacko behind the wheel.
Unbelievable has become a reality! We have heard fantastic news from the FIA WTCR promoter – our Slovak racing circuit Slovakia Ring will host the 6th round of the WTCR series! The initial calendar included a race event in Argentina, but due to some complicated situations with economics and politics, they were looking for a replacement. Mato Homola, a race driver from Slovakia, is for sure the most excited one about this news!