EU3: Brno: Lacko and Vojtech race one report

Lacko and Vojtech celebrates - finished 5th from 24th on grid! It was a race that thrilled everyone. The pair Adam Lacko and Stepan Vojtech started the seventh race of the European FIA GT3 championship from the 24th place on the grid but their...

Lacko and Vojtech celebrates - finished 5th from 24th on grid!

It was a race that thrilled everyone. The pair Adam Lacko and Stepan Vojtech started the seventh race of the European FIA GT3 championship from the 24th place on the grid but their Corvette Z06R GT3 was fifth under the flag. It was a debut race for the pair in the popular and competitive championship. The decisive part was the beginning of the race. Many drivers did mistakes but Stepan did not.

When the field of 40 cars rolled over the start line it was almost predictable that something would happen. Dust and smoke from tyres was soon in the air after two cars spun at the first corner and others narrowly avoided them. Other collisions happened during the first lap. Stepan, who started the race today, was sixth after lap 1.

Few following laps were done behind safety car and soon followed pitstops. Stepan shortly moved to fifth but pitted from sixth place to hand over the car to Adam. The car of the Czech MM Racing team was at the sharp end for the remainder of the race.

Adam was running fourth for quite a long time but lost a place just before the end and finished fifth, as third best Corvette. Good race had also the second car of the MM Racing team driven by Martin Matzke and Jiri Skula. They started 20th and finished third overall and were the best Corvette.

Adam Lacko: "I have almost nothing to say, everything was up to Stepan today :). He deserves praise because he drove well in his part. I am a bit disappointed that I did not managed to keep fourth but it was not possible. As the finish approached our car was worse and worse. I tried to keep a defensive line but ha dto resign at the end. However, all in all I am happy with today."

Stepan Vojtech: "First of all I have to say tha tI remebered Brno well. I had raced there in 2000 last time but I still knew that the first corner is right one (smiling). I had a great start. I overtook three or four cars on the straight and had the right line for the opening corner. However, some cars spun and I was busy to avoid them. Fortunately, I managed to get through without a scratch and moved up again. I even overtook my team-mate Martin Matzke but he got me soon back. After the safety car period was my focus to keep the position which I managed to do after a hard fight with one Porsche. It was a great return to Brno track today."

-credit: adam-lacko.cz

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Stepan Vojtech , Martin Matzke , Jiri Skula