Battle for the title to focus on the GTC category in ESET Cup

Battle for the title to focus on the GTC category in ESET Cup

The upcoming weekend will see the final event of the ESET Cup season taking place at the Automotodrom Brno. Although the GT3 category has already been decided, a battle for the title will unfold among teammates Jáchym Galáš and Matěj Pavlíček in the GTC class.

Filip Salaquarda from ISR Racing has dominated the ESET GT3 season this year. Despite a previous event in Slovakia not going according to plan due to technical issues, he secured the sprint and endurance titles in advance. Second-placed Libor Milota with his Mercedes cannot overtake him in the overall standings. However, that doesn’t mean there won’t be anything to fight for. The GT3 starting grid will once again be enriched by the experienced and fast Štefan Rosina with his BMW M4 GT3, who will be replaced by BMW Motorsport factory driver Max Hesse in the second sprint.

The spotlight in the title battle falls on the GTC category represented by Galáš and Pavlíček from Mičánek Motorsport. The young duo driving Lamborghini Super Tropheo cars has been closely competing throughout the season, with both drivers regularly taking the top podium spot. Galáš and Pavlíček have each won four races this year, with only three and a half points separating them. Dennis Waszek, with an older generation Lamborghini, also has a mathematical chance at the title, trailing leader Galáš by 27 points. The GTC category will have the largest representation on the grid, with four Lamborghinis and five Porsches.

The title will also be decided in the GT4 and GTX categories. However, in both cases, it will be a formality. Antal Zsigo, driving a BMW M4 GT4, holds the lead in the overall standings, and with Zénó Kovács not starting in Brno, the Slovakian racer will have an easier path. In the GTX category, Alexander Ober is currently at the top, but he will also not be starting in Brno, and Pavel Sovička from the RTR projects team with his KTM GTX, who is second overall, is only four points behind.

A similar situation exists in the endurance races. Salaquarda has a clear title in GT3, Antal Zsigo only needs to finish the race in GT4, and Radim Adámek with Bartosz Groszek has held the title for a while now. Therefore, the battles will be decided in the GTC and GTX categories.

Petr Brecka will once again be driving the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup alongside his teammate Karel Neff. Neff missed the opening event at Oschersleben, so Brecka leads the overall standings with 63.5 points, followed by Neff with 51 points. Their main competitors are teammates Kurt Wagner and Josef Záruba with the Lamborghini Super Tropheo, who have 50 points to their name.

Petr Lisa and Pavel Sovička, driving the KTM GTX, are leading the GTX table with 39.5 points. However, Václav Janík with his KTM GTX is just two points behind them.