Lacko shines at Most after a year again, youngsters Téo and Aliyyah joined him on the podium
After an 11-month break, the massive diesel power units of racing trucks came to life again. And the Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing team takes four podiums.
Sunday’s programme of the opening round of the European Truck Racing Championship at Most was affected by rain, but after long waiting, fans had a chance to see some racing.
“I’m glad that we were able to do at least that one race, because for a while, it looked like it’s going to be just like last year. This way, we were able to give the fans at least something, after they spent the day in wet conditions. And I think we really delivered, despite all the restrictions. I was able to finish 1st and 4th yesterday, and then add one more podium today, with a 2nd place finish, and I’m really happy about that. It’s just a shame that we did only 9 laps after the restart. I caught up with Sascha by the end of the race, and if we had two more laps, maybe I would have got in front of him. But still, a great result. And of course, Téo, who finished 1st in the Grammar Cup, and he takes a victory on his first-ever race weekend in the ETRC. So, we take a lot of points for the drivers’ and constructors’ standings,” said Adam Lacko after the opening round of the 2020 season.
The Sunday’s weather was a completely new challenge for Téo, and Aliyyah as both Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing team rookies had only tested on the wet track before.
“It was actually my first-ever wet race. Yeah, it was a bit more difficult, but I don’t think it was that bad that the race had to be stopped. Anyway, once we were able to run again, I was just trying to finish the race, to avoid silly mistakes and in the end, it’s a victory in my category and 7th place overall, so I’m definitely happy with the result,” said a 20-year-old Téo Calvet about his first win.
Also, for Aliyyah it was a weekend full of success and new experience.
“My first race weekend was very challenging, but I’m really happy. I’ve had my first pole position, my first wet race, first DNF and most importantly, my first podium and my first trophy. I leave with a lot of new experiences and I can’t wait for the next race,” said excited 16-year-old Aliyyah.
After the first race weekend, the Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing drivers hold 3rd, 4th and 5th places in the overall championship standings of their categories.