Two races, two great results. Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team returns from Hungaroring with two valuable trophies.
Saturday’s thrilling battle for the Endurance win for Mičánek and Formánek, and the 3rd place in Sprint for Kurt Wagner on Sunday. These are the results of the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra from the opening round of the FIA CEZ series at Hungaroring.
It was the first time someone had entered two Lamborghini Huracán ST EVO 2 cars into this 6-round series. And in the Czech colours, these cars and drivers proved to be competitive right away.
Just look at the results from Saturday’s endurance event, where Jiří Mičánek jr. and Bronislav Formánek finished in 1st place in the prestigious GTC category, taking 2nd place overall, beating several faster GT3 cars.
“The weekend at Hungaroring was great for us in two aspects – first, we took two really valuable trophies for a victory in the endurance race, and 3rd place in Sprint. And then, we also tested our new cars under full race load. Thanks to these races we can uncover more and more details about them, and their potential that we can utilise in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe series,” says the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team manager Jiří Mičánek jr. after a successful weekend.
And it was him, who was finishing the victorious endurance race, as he had to defend from Italian driver Philipp Baron in a Ferrari 488 GTC. This tough battle ended up in a collision when Baron sent Mičánek off the track. However, while the Czech driver managed to return to the track and finish the race, the Ferrari ended up retiring with a broken suspension.
Wagner on the podium after a one-year break
For Kurt Wagner, the Hungaroring race weekend meant a full return behind the wheel, following his health issues last year. On Sunday, he had to battle with János Sánta. The Hungarian drove an Aston Martin Vantage GT3, which is on paper faster than the GTC, where the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra’s Huracáns belong. Wagner finished in 3rd place in his class, and 8th overall. “After a one-year’s break, it’s a good start of the season. Kurt managed to return to the pace quickly and fully concentrate on racing,” praises Jiří Mičánek his driver.
The team is now going to focus on the next Lamborghini Super Trofeo Europe races. “The next race is scheduled at the beginning of June, but we’ve got more to do until then. There will be two testing events, first this week already in Brno, and another one later at Misano,” adds Jiří Mičánek.
Funnily enough, he is currently leading two Czech car racing championships, despite he is professionally focused only on management and not racing itself. Apart from the endurance racing, he is also leading in the hill-climbing championship standings, as he won the first two races of the opening round of the Czech series at Brno. “Of course, it’s a great feeling and it shows, how professional our team is, how we can prepare our cars and set up the cars for different events. But our biggest focus and pride is the Super Trofeo Europe series,” says Mičánek.