Weekend full of ups and downs for Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team
A weekend like no other – that would be a way to describe Round 3 of the prestigious Lamborghini Super Trofeo series for Mičánek Motorsport powered by Buggyra team. Following a big accident, Jakub Knoll and Bronislav Formánek were not able to participate, while Libor Dvořáček and Kurt Wagner left Barcelona with two 2nd place finishes.
All the drama began on Thursday already, when both crews ran their Lamborghini Huracane ST cars in two testing sessions. “Everybody was in a good mood after arriving in Barcelona. All the excitement about the upcoming weekend, but we had no idea that it’s going to be the most dramatic weekend of our history so far,” says the team manager Jiří Mičánek jr. shortly after arriving in Brno.
“The 2nd testing session was coming to its end when I heard that Jakub crashed out somewhere between turns 10 and 11. We had no idea what was going on, but we knew that it’s a fast-paced sector so we were hoping that it’s nothing serious. Unfortunately, just a few minutes later, we heard that it was a really big crash. The first reports said that Jakub should be alright, yet he was transported to the hospital with an ambulance. Then, 30 minutes later, we saw the car and immediately knew that we won’t be able to fix that quickly.”
So, the weekend ended even before it really started for the Knoll/Formánek duo. The whole team now focused on Dvořáček/Wagner in the LB Cup category.
“The qualifying went great and our drivers grabbed 2nd place on the grid for both races in their category. That really improved our moods, and we were hoping for another podium. That came in the first race on Saturday already, when Libor and Kurt did well in wet conditions to finish 2nd in the LB Cup. And they repeated the same result on Sunday as well, this time in dry conditions. I’m glad that we had such a positive result after all. The next race is scheduled in just a two-week time at Spa-Francorchamps. Now, we face 10 really difficult days in our factory,” ends Jiří Mičánek his look back on the Barcelona weekend.