The last hillclimbing Brno: Jiří Mičánek will drive at home for the title of vice – champion
Win, secure the runner-up title. These are Jiří Mičánek jr.'s goals for the weekend's last event of this year's Czech Championship hillclimb races. The legendary Dragon will visit to Brno for the second time this season at the Masaryk circuit.
Jiří Mičánek dominated the first event of the spring, then finished second in all the other races he participated in with his Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team. This is the reason why he can think about the title of vice-champion of the Czech Republic, even if he participated in only half of the season.
"For me, the hillclimbs are mainly a diversification to our racing program in Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe. Originally, I didn't even think that I could go this high. But if the opportunity is there, I will definitely want to succeed," outlined the competitor and team manager. This year, he completed three events – in addition to spring Brno, he also performed at Zámecký vrch in Náměšt nad Oslavou and at Ústecká 21 in Ústí nad Orlicí.
The mathematics of the vice-champion is simple – Mičánek is now in second place behind Marek Rybníček, who already has the title for sure. On the other hand, two points behind the Brno competitor is Martin Jerman, who drives the same as Jiří Mičánek with a Lamborghini Huracán. The title of vice-champion will therefore be decided in a direct fight between the two pilots.
All competitors are expected to ride from the lowest point of the Masaryk Circuit – but in the opposite direction to the normal racing on the track. It starts from Schwantzovka and the riders overcome an elevation gain of 73 meters in less than two and a half kilometers. "I know Masaryk's circuit by heart to the last curb in the normal clockwise mode. This format with a turned track is an interesting diversion," says Mičánek. Up to two hundred competitors could line up at the start.
In addition, the pilot is looking forward to the fact that this year his team will compete on the home track for the third time. "It worked out great for us this year, we will hillclimb twice, once we have the zone championship on the FIA CEZ circuits. We have some victories from the two weekends we went here, so now we want to build on that," says Jiří Mičánek.