VIDEO: Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra takes two podiums from the Nürburgring
"We could have done better," says Mičánek Jr. In retrospect. Saturday's joy, crowned with two podium finishes, was replaced by Sunday's disappointment at the positions just below the podium. The two Lamborghinis of the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team are nevertheless optimistic about the penultimate round of the season.
It was a tough race weekend, but two podiums count. That's what the drivers of the Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team are telling themselves after three days at the Nürburgring. And so do the points - at least in the case of the Formánek - Záruba pairing, who are fighting for the overall Pro-AM class standings. Libor Dvořáček, who only jumped into the series after an injury last weekend, especially appreciates the additional podium.
"It was a difficult weekend on a circuit where it is hard to overtake. The guys dealt with it well, but of course we are all thinking that the podium didn't have to be two, but four," says team manager Jiří Mičánek Jr.
The Bronislav Formánek - Josef Záruba crew had to deal with a penalty brought by Záruba due to contact in the last race in Spa. The loss of three places at the start hurts all the more at the Nürburgring because it is very difficult to overtake on the track. "I tried to drive carefully this time to avoid another incident, but then it was even more difficult to get ahead of the cars," says Josef Záruba. Formánek also evaluates the race in a similar way. "I was struggling with the car, I couldn't get ahead of my rivals. Of course, we are happy that we scored points, but we know that it could have been better," says Formánek.
Dvoracek: Sunday was more entertaining, although with a worse result
Libor Dvořáček experienced a similar weekend scenario. Although, paradoxically, he enjoyed Sunday more, which ended with a worse result. "I was not in good health on Saturday, the race was a misery. On Sunday it was better, so the second race was better for me, even though it ended with a worse result," says the pilot, who is driving alone due to Kurt Wagner's long-term illness.
"On Saturday, I still had my rivals in my class in sight, and in the end it helped that they made mistakes themselves. Unfortunately, on Sunday I was in this situation," says Dvoracek. He talks about the two hours he got in the battles with his opponents. "I was very over-motivated and unfortunately it didn't work out," explains the pilot, adding that his concentration and performance is also affected by the fact that he drives alone and subconsciously saves himself to handle the extreme load.
"We definitely don't want the end of the weekend to be negative. We got good results, but we know internally that they could have been better," concludes Jiří Mičánek Jr., adding that the team is positive for the last round, which is linked to the World Finals, in which cars and crews from all three Lamborghini Super Trofeo series - European, American and Asian - will meet in Misano at the end of October.