Jiří Mičánek is the hillclimbing vice-champion of the Czech Republic. He dominated on the wet track in Brno
Riding experience and knowledge of the home track. These two factors decided that Jiří Mičánek jr. would go to the champion announcement ceremony for the cup for the title of vice-champion of the Czech Republic in hillclimbing races. The Brno competitor dominated the season finale on the wet track of the Masaryk circuit.
It was enough to finish four races out of six and Jiří Mičánek jr. is the vice-champion of the Czech Republic in hill-climbing races. He will take second place overall in the classic championship, which was also dominated by his father in the 80s and 90s. He drove for him in Brno, where he dominated his class and was the absolute fastest driver in closed cars.
"Initially we expected the race to be dry, but from Friday it became clear that we were in for very changeable conditions. During the day, the track alternately dried and got wet again, so tactics and riding experience played a key role, thanks to which one can afford to ride on the edge even in this situation," says Jiří Mičánek.
He won the title of vice-champion, despite completing only two-thirds of the events. "At the beginning of the season, I went into it with the idea that I wanted to achieve the best possible result, but mainly I wanted to enjoy the atmosphere of the races and show myself in front of the home fans. During the season, mathematically, it started to work out that we could go for the title of vice-champion," describes the "genesis" of the surprising result, the manager and at the same time the driver of the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team.
The team's Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo EVO2 dominated all Group 2 heats from the morning with a significant lead. The second fastest Václav Janík, who borrowed a car from already certain champion Marek Rybníček for the season finale, lost to Mičánek by over two, or four seconds in individual races. Martin Jerman, who could theoretically threaten Jiří Mičánek in his vice-championship ambitions, lost more than 12 seconds in both races.
"From the point of view of the conditions, it was not an easy race, but that played into our favor. Not everyone knows how to drive at full speed in mixed conditions and take the risk that it brings. I'm glad that it turned out this way and that we showed the strength that is in our team and in the name of Mičánek," the competitor evaluates the successful weekend in reference to his father, who dominated the mountain climbing championships in the past and paid for one of the fastest competitors in the treacherous wet conditions. "The fact that this result came at home in Brno is all the better," concludes the newly minted Czech climbing vice-champion.