Huracán on "guest": Jiří Mičánek Jr. will start with Lamborghini at the jubilee Zámecký vrch The 40th anniversary edition
The 40th anniversary edition of the traditional hill climb race - the Zámecký vrch in Náměšť nad Oslavou - will be enriched by the participation of the Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO of the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team. The team regularly comes to one of the most popular hill climbing events in the country. Because of a family tradition.
"Zámecký vrch has a great atmosphere every year. For us, it is also a bit of a home event, we have it just a few dozen kilometres from our headquarters at the Brno Autodrom. And for me personally, it has a symbolism - it is a traditional race that my father used to drive and win," says Jiří Mičánek Jr., describing the unconventional "break" from circuit racing in the European Lamborghini Super Trofeo series.
While he usually watches the races as a team manager from behind a monitor on the pit wall, he traditionally gets behind the wheel in Namest. "It's a completely different type of race that requires different preparation from me and the team that has to prepare the car," explains Mičánek.
And he lists a number of things that the mechanics have to adapt to the specifics of a hill climb race before the weekend. "We run big deflections on the circuit, we have to reduce them radically. For the hills we need softer tyres that have less life but are able to perform without heating up and on the normal road that the hills are run on. The same goes for brakes. We're putting softer pads and different discs so that the brakes have optimal onset even when cold. And, of course, we have to soften the whole car so it can handle bumps."
For the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team, the race weekend is partly an exhibition and an opportunity to invite partners to an interesting event off the track. "We have been coming here traditionally for several years in a row. It's not about the result itself, but more about the atmosphere and the opportunity to meet a lot of friends and partners. On the other hand, we have prepared for the race responsibly and have not underestimated anything, so if the conditions are ideal, I will definitely want to race to the fullest. Among other things, because of the spectators, who can always create a great atmosphere here. This year it will actually be the first event where we start and where the public can attend," concludes Jiří Mičánek.