Four races in three days. Super Trofeo goes to the final, Mičánek's team wants another victory
The last event of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series, followed immediately by the world grand final, where the best of the two continental championships will face each other. This is the racing program that awaits the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team this week.
The last points of this year's championship will be awarded at the Portuguese circuit in Portimao, in which the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team scored three victories in the Pro-AM class this year. Two of them were brought by the Karol Basz - Bronislav Formánek crew from the last race in Barcelona. And it also showed itself in the overall standings – in which the Huracán was fourth and fifth in tough competition from forty rivals.
"We will definitely want to build on this result. Two weeks ago, we tested in Portimao and thanks to the changeable weather, we had the opportunity to test both dry and wet conditions," praises team manager Jiří Mičánek jr. Even so, he points out that the two team crews are facing an extremely demanding racing marathon.
"We are already testing on Tuesday and Wednesday, the European Super Trofeo finals are on Thursday and Friday, and the world super finals on Saturday and Sunday," calculates Mičánek. A pair of drivers who will sit behind the wheel are also preparing for a challenging weekend.
"I am grateful that we were able to test in Portimao. I hadn't ridden the track in ten years, so it was good to refresh. The track is very beautiful, but at the same time fast and difficult. The car flies terribly there, there is not so much room for overtaking," Bronislav Formánek calculates the specifics of the Portuguese race, where the finale of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo season will unusually go.
"I am going into the race with respect also because of how long the six days will be. On the other hand, we have trained and we can have the ambition to go like in Barcelona."
Formánek will alternate behind the wheel of the Huracán with Pole Karol Basz, who completed the second half of the season with the team. Even the professional racer talks about the Portuguese circuit, which entered the calendar of the MotoGP world championship the year before, with humility.
"There are a lot of blind horizons, ups and downs. The setting sun can also be a problem, which can dazzle the rider here and it is very difficult to hit the braking points," Basz calculates the track's treachery. But he adds in one breath that the team has a great performance and "drive" after Barcelona. We will definitely want to achieve a similar result," emphasized Basz.
And with expectations, the team also looks at the global comparison with the drivers of the other two continental series - in addition to the European Cup, a similar series is also held in North America. "The super final is a holiday for us, a reward after the season. And also an unpredictable race where we know much less what to expect from our opponents," Jiří Mičánek describes the specifics of the weekend race, which will close the global fastest brand championship in the world.
In addition to the Basz-Formánek pair in the Pro-AM class, Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra will field a second car in Portugal, which will be piloted by Libor Dvořáček and Kurt Wagner in the LC Cup category.