D: Adam Lacko Norisring race report

Carrera Cup: Lacko Finished 6th in Nuremberg Adam Lacko finished in 6th position in the 5th race of the Porsche Carrera Cup. As many as 38 cars showed at the Norisring circuit the wildest show of the season. The cramped grandstands witnessed a...

Carrera Cup: Lacko Finished 6th in Nuremberg

Adam Lacko finished in 6th position in the 5th race of the Porsche Carrera Cup. As many as 38 cars showed at the Norisring circuit the wildest show of the season. The cramped grandstands witnessed a dramatic fight or spin almost every lap. A major role was played by the safety car which was out 10 laps of 35.

It was Lacko, Farnbacher Racing's driver, who seemed to be pepped up during the slow phases. The moment green flags were out, indicating a restart of the race, the 22-year-old pilot moved forward. He overtook two, three rivals and held 6th place. After many duels, among others with compatriot Jiri Janak or last-year Porsche Supercup champion Richard Westbrook, he managed to keep this position till the finish.

In the final part of the race it was Lacko who led a pack of ten cars. In both 180-degree curves he masterfully followed the best course and didn't let anyone pass. The most dangerous was ex-DTM driver Thomas Jaeger, but his attacks were fruitless - in spite of Lacko's quite serious trouble, cracked radiator.

"I damaged it in contact with Ragginger's car, whose engine blew up exactly when I was behind him. I couldn't avoid the hit. The last ten laps, water was leaking on the wheels and I had to let Jiri Janak pass me again," says Adam Lacko. However, he managed to set his season best in qualification (4th) and the final 6th position is his best this year.

Adam Lacko: "I spun the wheels at start and lost several positions because of that. Not too good, but that happens on the grid sometimes. I'm happy about the 6th place; I needed a result like this. It definitely was the most dramatic race of the year. Pity Martin Ragginer's car broke down, too. It happened on the exit of the first 180-degree curve; he almost stopped when I was less than a meter behind him. Luckily enough, I could finish with the damaged radiator, but it was quite a job to keep the big pack behind me."

Antonin Charouz, team boss: "It was Adam's best result and I'm happy. The way he fought with the broken radiator with water running on the wheel is noteworthy. On the other hand the spoiled start is something that shouldn't happen."

-credit: fl

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Series Porsche
Drivers Jiri Janak , Richard Westbrook , Antonin Charouz