Dramatic finish for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series: Mičánek Motorsport team had to fight for victory on track and in office
A hard-fought first victory. The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team leaves Paul Ricard in France as Lamborghini Super Trofeo winners in the Pro-AM category. But Formánek and Záruba did not fight for it only on the track, but in the office as well.
A podium and a victory. The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team has achieved its best result in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series so far. But it was a big battle, especially on Sunday.
It was clear on Saturday already, that this weekend in France will be strong for the team as Josef Záruba finished in 9th place overall, and 2nd place in the Pro-AM category, after a great performance behind the wheel of a Huracán EVO car in the Czech colours.
He was also the one to start the race on Sunday, where he quickly started to build a gap as the class leader. However, the crew then lost the gap due to the Safety Car, but a solid pitstop kept the car in the lead. Bronislav Formánek did his best, but Polish driver Karl Basz from VR Racing took 1st place away from him in the very final lap. Formánek tried to get it back, but he lost by just six-tenths of a second.
However, the team complained to the race director as Basz got ahead of Formánek under the yellow flags. And he even went out of the track during the subsequent battle. The race director and stewards agreed with the team and VS Racing car was given a one-second penalty. That was enough for Formánek-Záruba to put them back into the 1st place and to be classified as the Pro-AM category winners, while also finishing in 7th place overall.
“This is the result we’ve been heading to. I was just saying before the season, that we need to be ready, not to make any mistakes and that the team and drivers must be faultless. Then we can fight for the best places. And that’s what happened this weekend,” sums up Jiří Mičánek jr. as the team manager.
“Of course, I’d prefer if we had enjoyed that victory on the track already, and not in an office, but that move was illegal. Without it, we would have won right away,” added Mičánek about the situation right after the race, that in the end has given the team a victory. “But I believe it’s just the first of many similar results and those next ones will be fought on the track only.”
And Bronislav Formánek was happy about the team’s performance as well. “I’m really happy, everything went perfectly – the car, mechanics, engineers. I also felt good, and I was getting better and better, even more than I expected,” said a long-time Mičánek Motorsport driver.
“Bronislav did a great job and everything went perfectly well. This race showed our real potential, and we’ll try to repeat that in the next events,” added Josef Záruba.
The prestigious Lamborghini Super Trofeo series continues in three-week time at Zandvoort, Netherlands.