Vršecký Ranks Fifth in First Race!
Even though the double European Champion did not climb the winners´ rostrum after the first cup race of the season, he remained optimistic within the acceptable limits before the handicap race. David started the cup race at the Misano circuit from the fourth position achieved in the time practice, including for the first time a ten-minute ride for the best ten, which David started from the third position.
“I am getting used to the new vehicle, I would not see anything tragic in this,” commented David on the results of the time practice, whose considerable part took place on a track soaked with motor oil “In the last round I got in front of Albacete and as Antonio is considered the hottest favorite for this year ´s champion title, this is a good result.”
Immediately after start of the cup race, Antonio returned to David the partial loss in the time practice, though. For the remaining twelve rounds our trucker tried in vain to overtake his Spanish rival, in addition being overtaken himself by Markus Östreich. "From the middle of the race I had trouble with the brakes. And due to the new tires we have not yet managed to find the right setting. Luckily, the engine worked excellently and there are still many races ahead of us,” commented David on his opening performance of this season. The race was won by Bösiger (Renault), followed by Hahn and Albacete (MAN).