Drama with an Unhappy End!
The last race of the racing weekend in Smolensk was really dramatic. Unfortunately, the end of it was not as successful for David Vršecký as the previous three cup races.
And yet in the seventh lap David seemed to head for another climb up the winners´ rostrum. A lap before he had overtaken Markus Östreich and in the seventh he was preparing an attack on the third rank. At that moment an overtaking manoeuvre of the German trucker pushed David off the track. “I am not very emotional, but immediately after the race I saw red. At this moment Markus Östreich and his way of “racing” in this ride is not worth my comment any more. It would be a loss of time for me," maintained European Champion after the race. David, however, was not ready to give up the race and after ten laps he ranked fourth again following Adam Lacko. When he was getting ready for overtaking, a deafening bang could be heard. The reason was the broken brake cylinder on a front wheel. The uncontrollable truck hit Adam, who was consequently overtaken by Jochen Hahn. David eventually ranked eighth, evaluating his performance with the following words: "This was a really crazy race, whose end was not very fortunate for me. On the other hand I am taking home two cups and the highest score of this season. We have not begun the second half of the championship badly. The audiences in Most really have a lot to look forward to." Mike Konovalov scored two points in the Buggyra colours for his ninth rank in the last race.