„Believe me, Mato Homola is an exceptional talent. He has a huge potential to be a rising star in motor sport on the level of World Championship."
Yves Matton, General Manager Citroen Racing
Mato Homola as a 20-year-old race driver is already one of the most successful drivers in Slovakia and he could be the first Slovak race driver who has a chance race in World Touring Car Championship.
Mato Homola, one of the current most successful Slovak race drivers, has enjoyed second successful race weekend in this dramatic race season. After the phenomenal success at home race track – Slovakia Ring, Mato won the whole race weekend of the last FIA ETCC 2014 event – 2200km distant track at Pergusa, Sicily.
Flash news n.4 - FIA ETCC – Enna-Pergusa - 27.09.2014
Mato after the dramatic qualifying: "Due to the time delays during the day, our qualifying session started with 45 min delay. Sunset at Sicily especially influenced the progress of this session. As the sun was actually shining right in drivers eyes, in some important and dangerous parts of the circuit, so right in 2nd lap there were 2 major accidents, which led to red flag and delays again.
I have managed to get away from those accidents as we had a different qualifying strategy – I have delayed my start, so red flag was shown while I was in my warm-up lap.
Cleaning the track and some repairs of the safety fence delayed the qualifying, what actually helped drivers, as the sun set down behind the hills.
In Qualifying, I have immediately managed to get to 2nd place from 23 race drivers on grid. Then I came back to pits, where I got a new set of tyres and 2 minutes before the race end got to Position 1.
My rival, Nikola Karamyshev, was able to overtake me with a lap time 0.15 sec faster than me. Basically tomorrow we start from the front of the grid, so our fans from Slovakia or elsewhere can see us LIVE on Eurosport 1, with the Slovak flag.
Keep the fingers crossed – it is important day tomorrow – race for Championship title in FIA ETCC 2014.
• 08.30 – 08.45 Warm-up
• 12.15 1st race (11 laps) – rolling start (LIVE Eurosport 1)
• 14.00 2nd race (11 laps) – standing start (LIVE Eurosport 1)
One of the most successful current Slovak race divers, Mato Homola, is going to have his most important race in FIA ETCC 2014. Tomorrow Mato and his team are flying to distant Sicily, where on 27th and 28th of September will be a race for the Championship title in FIA ETCC.
One of the most successful Slovak race drivers, Mato Homola, made another important step to become the first Slovak driver in FIA WTCC. Mato accepted invitation by promoter of FIA WTCC - Eurosport Events and Campos Racing team to test Chevrolet Cruze WTCC TC1 at famous Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona that took place on 3rd of September. "Invitation came just a day before the test, so we had to decide immediately if we wan to participate," said Mato Homola. "Me and my team Homola Motorsport tried to score the best possible results in FIA ETCC, which is runs alongside with FIA WTCC weekends. We wanted to impress promoter and top WTCC teams and apparently we have succeeded."
One of the most successful Slovak race drivers, Mato Homola, had a great race weekend at Spa- Franchorchamps, where he scored 2nd overall position. In both races Mato Homola was in front fighting for the podium. He was mainly “attacking“ the Championship leader Karamyshev. Even though he couldn’t beat Karamyshev, Mato jumped on 2nd position in FIA ETCC 2014 in front of Ukrainian race driver – Skuz.