First victory! Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra teams leaves Misano with best result so far this year
In Round 03, the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team took its first win of the season in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series. On Saturday, Formánek-Basz won in the Pro-AM category, while finishing in 5th place overall. Big ambitions for Sunday were halted by an uncaused accident, that forced the car to retire.
“We took our first win this season. You can see we have the pace, and we have a reason to be satisfied,” says Jiří Mičánek jr. as a team manager after Round 3 of the fastest Cup racing series in the world. “Karol Basz, who joined our team for the first time, did a fantastic job, helped us to set up the car and he has pushed the whole team forward,” adds Mičánek details about his cooperation with the Polish driver, who won the Pro-AM category championship last season.
Saturday’s late afternoon race went perfectly well for the team. “It was clear during practice sessions and qualifying already, that we have pace. After some set-up changes, I felt even better and we were faster by 7-8 tenths in comparison to the test we did last week,” says Bronislav Formánek, who was the first driver behind the wheel in the race. After the start, he gained two positions and he gave the Huracán car to Karol Basz from a very good position.
The Polish driver then showed a brilliant drive, and the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra car crossed the finish line in 5th place overall, but in the lead of the Pro-AM class. “Big thanks to the team and Jiří Mičánek for this opportunity. I’m glad that we’ve shown such a great pace and that we’ve moved up a lot in the standings. The cooperation with the team is highly professional and I feel good about it,” says the Polish driver.
On Sunday’s morning race, Basz had a great start and he moved to 3rd place in the opening lap. However, then one of the competitors, unfortunately, hit Basz’s car from behind, and the Huracán spun off on the track. Before the driver was able to get the engine going again, he was hit from behind by former MotoGP champion Dani Pedrosa, who is racing for the FFF Racing team.
“It was just bad luck. A racing accident that we’re not responsible for. The car is badly damaged and of course, we feel sorry about it, that we couldn’t repeat our Saturday’s result,” says Jiří Mičánek. “But we take only the positives from the weekend. We’ve shown our pace and we know that we can be on the very top,” he ends.
“After the start, I tried to push as hard as possible, to be in the winning positions. Unfortunately, I was then hit from behind and I went into a spin. It was a small hit, and I could have continued, but before I was able to start the car again, another car, from the back of the grid, hit me directly,” describes Basz the accident. “We’re really disappointed about it, but if we didn’t win here, we can do it next time.”
In the LC Cup category, it was Kurt Wagner behind the wheel. However, both his races were affected also by unfortunate collisions. On Saturday, the German driver was unable to finish, while on Sunday, he finished in 5th place in his class.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series continues in four weeks with a race at Spa-Francorchamps, as a part of the legendary 24-hour event. But in just two weeks, the Czech fans will be able to see the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team with its Lamborghini Huracán on an exhibition in Moravský Krumlov, which now hosts the traditional Supermoto motorcycle race, instead of Hrušovany nad Jevišovkou.