2018/19 Mibosport Cup Rd3 – Report
The third round of the 2018/19 Mibosport Cup was held in Hrotovice last weekend. Quiet a lot of racers celebrated their advent weekend on the track while listening to the sound crashing lexan with the final number of registered drivers stopped on the amount of 220. The starting grid was bolstered-up by competitors from abroad, with many top drivers making their entry, motivating others to be on their toes and bringing their best game. Friday’s free practise was the best way to do this and most of the racers took the opportunity seriously. In the premier on-road class of Touring Modified, Zdenko Kunak pulled away from the early beginning and dominated the whole day. A double victory in A1 and A2 meant meant the overall win as Oliver Havranek and Matej Sulc fourth for the runner-up spot. The final A-main would be the decider and Oliver managed to avoid crashes at the beginning and grabbed the 2nd spot overall in front of Matej. Kuba Simurda finished 4th and Radek Flek was 5th.
In the popular Touring Stock class Oliver Havranek managed to snatch the TQ in a tight qualification, playing a major role in the finals. In the first leg it was a clean sweep for the Slovakian driver, when he took profit of a crash between Alex Mayer and Blazej Orlowski. However, the second A-main was more attractive as Blazej Orlowski was much closer to Oliver. Fortunately for Oli, his run was flawless again, so that he took the deserved victory. The 2nd place went to Blazej Orlowski and Alexander Mayer came in 3rd. Lukasz Mach finished 4th and Peter Miko became 5th.
In the Formula class Lukas Hoch was again stepping up his game on route to an overall victory, however the overall TQ was the maximum he could achieve as Andreas Stiebler would bring home the victory after the A-mains. Lukas had to settle for 2nd place while Herbert Weber finished 3rd. Behind the three, Thomas Dvorszky finished 4th and Kristian Kopacki came in 5th.
In 1/10 World GT the Liptak family was on point again. Igor took the win in his favourite class, leaving no chances to the others. Martin Zvara finished 2nd and Radovan Konopik came in 3rd. 4th went to Daniel Urban and Marek Helbich rounded out the top 5.
1/12 Pancar saw Tomas Liptak being the crowd pleaser while taking home another victory. Branislav Panak was also very fast, but small mistake would cost him a chance to get closer to Tomas. Vitezslav Hola – newcomer to 1/12th scale – took the 3rd place in front of Martin Zvara and Marcel Dostal.
2WD Modified Buggy saw close racing as usual. Martin Bayer set the pace in the qualifiers to take the overall TQ. In the finals however he had an amazing fight with Ales Bidovsky. The talented Czech driver won A1 and put pressure on Martin. However, A2 and A3 both came to the TQ holder. Ales finished 2nd and Adam Iszay was 3rd. Kaja Novotny dropped to 4th and Max Götzl became 5th.
In 4WD Mod Buggy it was again Martin Bayer with the win – and it was a way easier one compared to the 2WD class. But behind him, the fight for the runner-up spot was on as Kaja Novotny managed to pass Max Götzl, who started in front of him. Those two guys swapped their qualification order, as Kaja ultimately finished in 2nd while Max came in 3rd. Adam Iszay took the unpopular 4th position and Ales Bidovsky grabbed the 5th place.
Stadium Truck, a highly entertaining class, run with wide yet nearly unbreakable trucks, saw Tristan Hackl taking the win in front of Christian Wukonig and Philipp Märzinger.
2WD Stock Buggy went to Patrik Dworschak from Pepa Vich and Kuba Krus in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Source: Mibosport [mibosport.com]