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Successful TCR touring car-debut for Dubrovnik race driver Ivan Sentic

Written by  Sep 09, 2021

The 29-years old Croatian race driver Ivan Sentic from Dubrovnik took his next steps in his racing career and was able to settle an successful touring car-debut with 350 HP TCR CUPRA Leon racecar.

His first race weekend in such a professional and fast touring car, was from 27.-29.08.2021 at the modern racetrack at Slovakiaring (SK). Ivan Sentic was competing in the championships of FIA CEZ (Central-Europe-Zone) and the Croatian Championship. His aim at his first race weekend at this 5,9 km long and amazing racetrack was to collect as much experience as possible.

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"We are very proud of Ivan, who managed to make a great debut in fast TCR-racecar. The whole weekend he was able to optimize his laptimes and scored out good points in both championships” said the organizer and team prinzipal Andreas Pfister after the first race weekend.

"At the first race weekend I made it my focus to get fimilar with this fast race car, also with the braking and using the best exits of the corners. It was also important to keep an eye at our tyres, which are very heavy in work here at Slovakiaring. Altogether I´m happy with my results and I´m sure these race-kilometres will help me for the future” said driver Ivan Sentic after the weekend.

More trophies for Sentic despite hitting racetrack Brno for the first time

After Slovakiaring, the racetrack at Automotodrom Brno was for Ivan Sentic the first time to hit this track. After the first laps in the qualifying session, the mechanics had to change a sparepart in the braking-circle to ensure brakes will work well at this racetrack.

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Ivan Sentic (left) on the podium

"Ivan had some small problems with brakes in qualifying sessions and also had to learn the track, cause it was totally new for him. After changing a sparepart from our mechanics, the car was running well and Ivan was able to show an amazing speed, especially in race two, where he overtook Porsche GT4 car.” said organizer and team prinzipal Andreas Pfister after the first qualifying session.

In second race, Ivan was taking a good speed and a cool fight with faster cars: "I´m happy with this second race weekend, especially cause I was able to learn the track fast. In second race I had a hard fight with faster cars, but I was able to overtook and again scored good points in championship.” Ivan Sentic after the second race.

Now team and driver are working for the racing season 2022, in which is the big aim to be back in the grid and compete for FIA CEZ racing season.