The fifth and final round of the 2015/16 Mibosport Cup was held this past weekend at the Hotel-Sport in Hrotovice, Czech Republic with a total of 225 entries that split into 120 on-road and 105 off-road entries. The Touring Car Modified class was dominated by Ronald Völker who won the qualifying and took TQ without any problems. Second in qualifying was Michal Orlowski ahead of Elliot Harper.
The opening A-main was won by Ronald Völker from tone to tone. Elliot Harper got past Michal Orlowski quite early in the race and was opening gap to him. In A2 Ronald had to retire from the leading position in lap four, enabling Elliot to take the lead ahead of Michal Orlowski but the latter then lost another position to Patrick Gollner. Before the third run, Elliot unfortunately had to leave the event to catch the plane back to Britain as he was about to attend the EWS event on Sunday. Ronald Völker then managed to take the victory in the third A-main with Michal Orlowski and Patrick Gollner behind. The overall win went to Ronald Völker with Elliot Harper second and Michal Orlowski completing the podium.
Tom Krägefski won the qualifying of the Stock LRP class as he was the only driver to score 23 laps with the time of 5:13.306. Fabian Ehrhardt and Nico Haider took the second and third place on the grid, respectively. The first two A-mains were blue prints of each other as the top three drivers managed to defend their starting positions till the finish line. The standings were then Krägefski-Ehrhardt-Haider. The third A-final was more dramatical when Fabian Ehrhardt got past Tom Krägefski while Jürgen Horn finished on the third place. Overall Tom Krägefski took the victory with Fabian Ehrhardt and Nico Haider behind.
The Formula class saw a very thrilling and close qualifying when Austrian driver Herbert Weber took the TQ only 0.061sec ahead of Thomas Dvorszky and 0.550sec ahead of Czech driver Vít Parák. In the opening A-main, Vít managed to get past Thomas to grab the runner-up spot behind Herbert Weber. Herbert made a gap to his rivals in the second A-main and left the battling duo of Dvorszky and Parák behind. The battle ended with Thomas holding the upper hand this time as he finished second ahead of Vít. The third A-main was mainly about the battle between Thomas and Vít for the overall second place. Thomas managed to overtake Herbert for the leading position leaving Vít in third place. Herbert Weber then took the overall win with Thomas Dvorszky and Vít Parák completing the podium.
Tomáš Lipták was again dominating the 1/12th scale class from the very first qualifying session. Aleš Pelikán had a good first A-main as he finished in the second position, only three tenths of a second behind Tomáš Lipták. Kuba Šimurda finished in third place. The second A-main was won by Tomáš again with Toni Eder and Kuba Šimurda behind. The third A-main saw Igor Lipták moving up from fifth to second position behind Tomáš while Aleš Pelikán finished half a second behind Igor. Tomáš Lipták then took the overall win with Aleš Pelikán and Kuba Šimurda completing the podium.
From the very beginning of the 2WD Buggy class qualifying, the spectators were attracted by the battle between Kája Novotný and Hupo Hönigl. In the end, Hupo managed to take the TQ right ahead of Kája and Ronald Völker. The battling duo of Hupo and Kája made some gap to their rivals in the first A-main and, racing almost wheel-to-wheel, they fought for the win. Meanwhile, Marcel Rekettye overtook Ronald Völker for the third place. Hupo Hönigl then won the race ahead of Kája Novotný and Marcel Rekettye. Like the first A-main, the second one was in the hands of Hupo Hönigl and Kája Novotný. Kája then made a smart move and took the victory ahead of Hupo. Marek Schiller finished on the third place. The third A-main was crucial for the overall victory. Hupo Hönigl made a mistake that cost him several positions and he finished the final in the fourth place. Kája took an advantage of Hupo’s hesitation and won ahead of Ronald Völker and Roland Hauleitner to take the overall victory with Hupo Hönigl and Ronald Völker behind.
Same as in the 2WD Buggy, the 4WD Buggy class was highlighted by the battle between Kája Novotný and Hupo Hönigl. This time, the winner of the race would take the overall series victory as well. Michal Orlowski was kind of a dark horse in this class as he could speak to the overall standings. The very balanced qualifying was won by Kája Novotný with Michal Orlowski and Hupo Hönigl occupying the second and third grid positions, respectively. Kája Novotný managed resisting the pressure of his rivals and won the first A-main ahead of Hupo Hönigl and Aleš Bidovský. In the second A-main Hupo overtook Kája in a smart move for the first position and finished right ahead of Kája and Aleš Bidovský. Kája Novotný was leading the way in the third A-main when Hupo Hönigl cut the track and overtook him. He was then asked by the race directory to give the position back to Kája. However, both the drivers made a mistake that very moment and lost some positions. Hupo then retired from the race. The third final was won by Michal Orlowski followed by Aleš Bidovský. Kája Novotný managed to fought through at least to the third position. The overall victory went to Kája Novotný with Hupo Hönigl and Michal Orlowski completing the podium.
During the price giving ceremony Daniel Hons was awarded with the best Junior trophy and the Spirit of the Race prize went to Ondřej Kulhánek while Matěj Šulc was awarded with the “Yokomo Star” prize. An extra prize for the youngest driver of the event was given to only a four-year-old Roman Bílek.