Buggyra heads to Zolder
Just a week after a successful run at Nogaro, the Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing with Adam Lacko, Téo Calvet and Aliyyah Koloc head to Zolder. This traditional Belgian track is going to offer the biggest stars of European truck racing and the best Holland drivers as well.
Concrete and brakes
After her win at Nogaro, Aliyyah Koloc is facing another challenging circuit. “There will be drivers like Hahn, Albacete, Kiss or Lacko, so I don’t think it’s going to be another win. Also, while Aliyyah tested a lot at Most and at least a bit at Nogaro, she has zero experience from Zolder. Apart from the fact that she has tried it on a simulator after we came back from Nogaro,” said her mentor David Vršecký.
David is now trying to prepare the sensational winner from Nogaro on for the unexpected. “There are not many run-off areas at Zolder, but a lot of concrete around the track. Apart from Jarama, it’s the only circuit where I’ve ever seen a truck upside down. Also, brakes take heavy hits during the whole race weekend. If the driver makes them too hot, it’s difficult to cool them down.” “Despite a dream start of the season, she’s still a 16-year-old girl that needs to learn a lot,” he added, as Aliyyah’s goal is to gain more racing experience.
The more, the better!
But the goals are much more ambitious for the other two drivers. Adam aims for a victory, while the 20-year-old French driver is looking for a podium finish. “I like Zolder, it’s a circuit that suits my driving style. Let’s wait and see what about the Holland drivers, who are a big unknown to us. Not everybody deals well when they face the best European drivers,” said Adam. “I’m looking forward to it, it’s a fast circuit. My dad says that the weather is going to be the deciding factor. Luckily, I’m not afraid of a wet race,” added Téo.
The Buggyra team themselves have the best possible experience from Zolder. In 2002, the team took its first victory here thanks to Gerd Korber, which also later led to a championship title for the German driver. In 2009, it was here where David Vršecký broke the resistance coming from Antonio Albacete and later defended his championship victory from the previous year. “This year it’s going to be very different, due to the specific situation. But still, the more trophies, the better,” said the team manager Jan Kalivoda.