Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra in Spa: as part of the 24H, for the first time with two cars and for the first time in front of spectators
For the first time with two cars and a recovered Libor Dvořáček. For the first time in front of the spectators, as part of the legendary 24 Hours and at the same time on a circuit that was damaged by devastating floods just two weeks ago. Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra starts the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series in exceptional conditions.
The recent massive floods that hit northern Germany and Belgium nearly scuppered the legendary 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, but in the end the world's top endurance drivers will take to the track for one of the legendary events. And with them, figuratively, the drivers of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series - including two cars from the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team.
"With the number of cars taking part, this is possibly the biggest circuit race in the world. It has an incredible atmosphere, and for the first time in two years we will be starting in front of the fans, albeit with restrictions," says Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team manager Jiří Mičánek jr. He also appreciates the fact that the organisers managed to put the circuit and its facilities back together so quickly after the floods, which damaged the track itself. "The work that the organisers have done here in two weeks is incredible."
The team started its race programme on Thursday - the first time this year with two cars. The Formánek - Záruba is in the second half of the season thanks to great results from Paul Ricard and Zandvoort in second place overall. "We will leave everything here and our goal is to erase some points we are losing to the provisional first place in the Pro-AM class," summarises Josef Záruba plan for Friday's and Saturday's races.
Apart from the pair Bronislav Formánek - Josef Záruba, Libor Dvořáček is also back behind the wheel after an injury in the LB Cup category. The first weekend after his knee surgery will be difficult for him - due to the long-term illness of co-driver Kurt Wagner, Dvořáček will drive alone. "It's a big challenge and I know after the first practice session that it will be tough. I will have to plan how to spread my forces and adapt my tactics to my opponents. Of the two closest competitors, one car is also running with only one driver," Dvořáček outlined.
Third Lamborghini in action: on Sunday in Brno
The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team will round off a hectic weekend of racing in Brno at a hill climb race that is part of the Maverick Hill Climb series. Jiří Mičánek jr. will be behind the wheel this time and will travel to the Czech Republic immediately after Saturday morning's race in Spa. He will be looking to build on a great result from the previous round of the series - he finished second in his class at the legendary Castle Hill in Náměšt' nad Oslavou two weeks ago.