Second place and the fight for victory: Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra takes the overall podium from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo
The victory in the final race of the season slipped through their fingers, yet the pair Bronislav Formánek - Josef Záruba in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo are celebrating. After the last racing weekend of the European series, they confirmed their overall podium finish and are looking forward to this weekend's World Superfinal. Libor Dvořáček also did well in the LB Cup class.
The Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team took their second victory from the final weekend. Despite surrendering in the final minutes of the last race, the team took third place overall in the Pro-AM class and will claim its best ever result in the prestigious Cup championship.
The Formánek - Záruba pairing eventually took home third place from the Lamborghini Super Trofeo series, but it was effectively second place. The only more successful pair of the Pro-AM class drove one race in a different line-up and thus their drivers were alone in the first two positions. If it hadn't been for that, they would have occupied only one first position and the Czech pair would have been formally second.
"It is important for us that we kept our position and formally the overall podium position. Of course, we may be disappointed that the second race, which we had set up to win, didn't work out, but we can still be satisfied," says team manager Jiří Mičánek jr.
The team pair started the final day of racing with the second place in their class. Bronislav Formánek made a mistake in the direct battle for the win and finished fourth after going off the track. "A win in the second race would be the icing on the cake, but the key is that the boys have already confirmed their vice-championship title in the first race," says Jiří Mičánek.
In both races, the team showed great interplay and calmness. "I really enjoyed both races. In the first one we fought in a direct battle for third place overall in our class, and in the second one for the win," says Josef Záruba of the final day of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo European Series. Bronislav Formánek speaks similarly. Although his impression is spoiled by the lost battle for victory in the second race, he can take solace in the fact that he fought for it with the clear leader of the Pro-AM class, Karol Basz. "Pepa had a great start to the race, but unfortunately the safety car came out before the changeover and I got into a direct fight with Basz. If it wasn't for the safety car, we would have had enough advantage to take the win," said Formánek.
The other team car also did well - Libor Dvořáček did not finish the race in the first race after a couple of uncaused collisions, but finished second in the LB Cup class. And he was in the fight for the top spot too. "I got a good start in the first race, overtook a few cars and got through others when they got the clock. Unfortunately, then came two uncaused collisions. In the second one my opponent ripped a tyre and I had to retire. The second race then went better, although it wasn't ideal. I was in contact with the first place, but then three cars got between us a bit unluckily and I lost the chance to attack the victory," lamented Libor Dvořáček, who finally brought his Lamborghini to the finish in second place.
The team now faces the follow-up World Superfinal. Both cars will be up against competition not only from Europe but also from the parallel continental series in North America in the weekend's races.