Richard Chlad´s Start-Finish Victory

Richard Chlad´s Start-Finish Victory

The ESET Sprint race was won in the start-finish manner by the K&K Racing Team pilot Richard Chlad Jr. The winner of the Friday time practice successfully fought back the attacks by Josef Záruba after start and thanks to the careful professorial ride brought the team Audi R8 LMS to the finish at the lead of the ranking.

The second rank belonged to the just mentioned Josef Záruba with a 2-second loss after the winning Chlad.

“It was tight. At the beginning of the race Richard performed a shrewd manoeuvre and left me behind a little. I managed to get close to him again but all-in-all, he sat in a GT3 specification vehicle, while I drive a cup category car. He did not make any mistake during the race and that decided about the final result,“ were the words of Josef Záruba after crossing the photocell beam in the finish.

The winner then said the following: “Josef pressed a lot but I managed to successfully keep him behind my back. I am certainly very pleased with the results and my thanks belong to my team. I am glad we continue last season´s good results right at the beginning of this season. I believe the continuation will be interesting and equally successful.”

The third rank score points were received by the Polish pilot Marcin Jedlinsky with another Audi R8 LMS, this time in the colours of the Olimp Racing team.

The fourth and fifth ranks were occupied by pilots with cup Lamborghini cars Maťo Konopka (ARC Bratislava) and Dennis Waszek (Rock Robots), joining Josef Záruba at the podium of the GTC category.

The sixth rank was won by the new member of the Janík Motorsport team Petr Lisa, who became the historically first winner coming from the ESET MMSR class D5.

The racing weekend at the Hungaroring also featured premiere racing weekends of two new categories, TCR and GT3 Trophy.

As the names tell, the first category is reserved for current passenger cars of TCR specification and the second for older GT3 specifications.

The ESET MMSR weekend at the Hungaroring was held in the context of the second stage of FIA WTCR and TCR specification cars attracted enormous attention. Eleven of them appeared on the starting grid of the Big Sprint. The most successful  of them in this 13-lap race finally was the domestic pilot Bálint Hatvani with his Alfa Romeo (Unicorse Racing), who won a tight duel with the Serbian matador Milovan Vesnič in a Seat (ASK Vesnič). The third rank score points were added to the account of the junior pilot of the Křenek Motorsport team Václav Nimč, this year racing with an Audi R3 LMS.

The GT3 Trophy category was controlled by the Slovak pilot Lubomír Jakubík in a Ferrari 458 of the Racing Trevor team. His greatest rival was the Hungarian pilot Kálmán Bodis, whose BMW Z4 (Bovi Motorsport) scored points for the second rank.