February 20, 2019

Xray Racing Series Slovakia Rd5 – Report

The fifth round of Xray Racing Series Slovakia took a place last weekend at the world-famous Hudy Racing Arena. The event saw around 170 entries for the off and on-road, making it the second biggest XRS ever. In the 2WD Buggy class Adam Izsay took his first pole position of the season with Martin Bayer in 2nd and Max Götzl in 3rd. Adam then had a good run in A1 and took the win as Martin made some mistakes. A2 then went to Martin as it was now Adam who made some mistakes, so it all came down to the decisive third and final A-main. Ultimately Adam took a tone to tone win and with it the overall in front of Martin and Max, making it an Xray 1-2-3.

In 4WD it was as the usual suspect, Martin Bayer on the pole in front of Adam and Max. In the finals, Martin took wins in the opening two A-mains for the overall as Adam came in 2nd. Max, with a couple of stupid mistakes, had to settle for 3rd overall.

In the Truck class it was Max Götzl on the pole position and in front of Kuba Krus and Lukasz Jedlinski. In the finals, Max took the wins in all three finals in front of Kuba and Lukasz, making it the third all-Xray off-road podium of the weekend.

Over to on-road and in Touring Modified, all three qualifications were close but Martin Hudy took the overall TQ. Martin had some beautiful fights with Oliver Havranek in the first and second final but Oliver didn’t find the space to overtake him. In the third final Martin made a mistake and Oliver won this final, locking his overall runner-up spot in front of Marton Toth (all Xray).

In the Touring Stock class Oliver Havranek would sweep the qualifiers for the overall TQ only to suffer from a big mistake in A1, meaning he only finished in 2nd place. A2 and A3 then went to the young man’s favour, as he took home the wins and overall victory from his fellow Xray drivers Mark Valent and Filip Obora.

In the Formula class, Mark Valent took the overall TQ and he also dominated the finals to take the overall win from Werner Spannbruckner and Balint Rajki.

In 1/10th Pan Car, Igor Liptak set the fastest time in the qualifiers to take the overall TQ and he also went on to dominate the finals to take home the silverware with Marek Helbich and Zoltan Polyak rounding out an all-Xray podium.

In 1/12th scale, Branislav Panak secured the overall TQ in front of Tomas Liptak. The fight between the two would continue in the finals and eventually it was Branislav who walked away with the win from Tomas in 2nd and Zsolt Kalnay (all Xray) in 3rd.

In 1/12 GT, Igor Liptak took his second TQ of the day and transformed it into another win. Branislav Panak and Jiri Vasica came in 2nd and 3rd respectively to round out another all-Xray top 3.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


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