VIDEO: Two victories for Lacko, another double for Buggyra
The truck season for the Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing team continued at Jarama, Spain. And despite the COVID restrictions, it was a highly successful race weekend.
“Finally, the long-awaited race weekend at Jarama is here. It’s a very emotional place for me. The circuit goes up and down, and you can feel the Formula 1 history around here, so I’m really excited. I think that Antonio Albacete is going to be my biggest competitor, but I hope that I’m going to continue my successful form from Zolder and that I’m going to beat him. The atmosphere here is great despite all the COVID restrictions, so while there are less fans than usual, you can still sense their support and it motivates us to be even better,” said Adam Lacko.
“In a free practice session, I was faster than last year by half a second, so I’m definitely happy. Téo and Aliyyah are having their debut here, but despite that, they had some solid lap times, so it looks like we’re going to have a good weekend here this year as well,” added Lacko, who won his 2017 European championship title in Jarama.
“It’s my first time here in Jarama and I like the circuit. It’s very difficult, but I think that it suits me. In the free practice sessions and in qualifying, I managed to take 2nd place right behind Adam, which makes me really happy,” described Téo Calvet the beginning of his race weekend.
These results put Buggyra in the first row, with Aliyyah Koloc starting from 5th place.
“I didn’t have the best start. I lost a position in the first corner, but then I managed to stay with the driver ahead and I grabbed the 5th place back,” described Aliyyah Koloc her Jarama debut.
On the other hand, Adam Lacko had a great race start.
“I managed to pull away from the others at the start. With Téo starting in the 2nd place, I knew that I didn’t have to wonder about how we all can make it through Turn 1 and then I was just maintaining the gap,” said Lacko about the beginning of the race.
“I’m happy with the way the first race went. I had some great battles with Antonio, but I managed to stay in 2nd place and the Buggyra team could celebrate another double for the team, as Adam and I finished in the 1st and 2nd places,” said Téo Calvet.
The reverse grid meant that Adam and Téo had to start from 4th row, with Aliyyah Koloc being the lead Buggyra.
“I had a really good start into Race 2. I was gaining on the drivers ahead, but then I was a bit too optimistic going into the Turn 1 and lost a couple of places. However, I gained some positions back and finished in the 5th place, and I’m really happy about that,” said Aliyyah Koloc about her 2nd race at Jarama.
“The race weekend went really well for us and we’re leaving with two victories. The Race 2 was a bit more difficult because I had to start from the back and the Turn 1 was messy, but I managed to avoid everything. Then, after 8 laps, I got ahead of Recuenco who was leading the race and I took my 2nd win here at Jarama. So, I’m really happy,” added Adam Lacko.
But Téo Calvet got involved in Turn 1 accidents and he dropped to the last place.
“I had started battling very hard to get back to the front. I managed to cross the finish line in 4th place, which means more valuable experience for the following races, so I’m really happy about it,” said Téo Calvet.
The next race weekend for Buggyra Zero Mileage Racing is scheduled for October 17 – 18 and is set to take place at Hungaroring in Hungary.