Filip Salaquarda triumphs again, Jáchym Galáš becomes GTC champion

Filip Salaquarda triumphs again, Jáchym Galáš becomes GTC champion

Filip Salaquarda confirmed his role as the favorite and secured victory in the first sprint at Automotodrom Brno. In the GTC category, Jáchym Galáš displayed similar dominance, solidifying his title win in the ESET GT GTC category.

The race start was extremely tight, especially in the first two corners, as GT and prototype cars fought for every inch of track ahead. Amidst the chaos without accidents or collisions, Libor Milota with his Mercedes emerged as the best positioned, taking the lead in the GT3 classification.

However, Salaquarda quickly launched an attack on Milota and managed to take the lead in the second lap. Max Hesse, a factory driver for BMW Motorsport, closely followed them. Hesse, who was racing with the Slovak team Racing Trevor in Brno, had to start with an older generation BMW M6 GT3 due to technical difficulties with their BMW M4 GT3. Unfortunately, even the M6 couldn’t withstand the racing strain, and Hesse had to retire. This allowed Petr Kačírek with the Audi R8 LMS ultra to move up to third place in the GT3 category.

The crucial battle for the title unfolded in the GTC category. The leader of the overall standings, Jáchym Galáš, comfortably controlled the first position with his Lamborghini SuperTropheo and set his sights on the championship. His biggest rival, teammate Matěj Pavlíček, struggled to overtake Dennis Waszek for a long time, losing contact with Galáš. Although Pavlíček eventually managed to surpass Waszek and secure second place, Galáš already held a several-second advantage and crossed the finish line in first place. Since the ESET GT standings counts only the best result from the two weekend races, Galáš’s victory guaranteed him the GTC category title.

In the GT4 category, Antal Zsigo claimed victory with the BMW M4 GT4 and also sealed the GT4 title. Similarly successful was Pavel Sovička with the KTM GTX, winning the GTX category and becoming the champion.