“Heavy” weekend ahead. Makeš will run the maximum ballast for the upcoming TCR Eastern Europe event
At Slovakiaring, the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra driver Michal Makeš will be defending two podiums from the first race of the TCR Eastern Europe series. Meanwhile, the other half of the team is preparing Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO cars for testing at Brno.
60 kilograms more for Michal Makeš - that is the cost of success after the first race of the TCR Eastern Europe series. The 21-year-old talented driver will be carrying the maximum amount of ballast for the second round of the season. “Slovakiaring is the worst track for this. There are plenty of fast corners and it’ll be especially bad for the tyres. But how big role it’s really going to play, that’s something we won’t find out until we compare our data with Hungaroring,” said the driver before the practice.
Makeš had a great start of the season at Hungaroring, at the place where he took his first-ever podium in the TCR Eastern Europe series late last year. This time, he was able to finish on the podium twice and once even in 2nd place. “Of course, I’d like to continue in that, but we’ll see after the qualifying. Our goal is to make it to the podium again and it would be amazing to win. I’ll try to challenge Tomáš Pekař and not to let him go away,” said the previous winner of the Clio Cup series.
Lamborghini to test in Brno
But the Lamborghini division is facing a busy weekend as well, as the team will be testing at Masaryk Circuit in Brno. “We want to get some mileage and gather more data, and to use them at Paul Ricard in two weeks,” said the team manager Jiří Mičánek jr. The team aims to repeat good results from the last year’s final round as both crews Formánek-Záruba and Dvořáček-Wagner managed to take podiums at the French circuits.
Also, the team is trying not to dwell on the unfortunate start of the season at Monza, where Formánek and Záruba were denied a fight for the podium after bad luck and decision from the officials. “After the first round, it’s clear that the championship is going to be very close. We need to use every opportunity to get more experience than our competitors and to turn them into good results,” added Mičánek.