Report from last Czech Nationals.
The ending of summer racing season in Czech Republic was marked with last race of Czech Nationals in Horni Jeleni. In fact it was two races, which were raced apart one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Saturday race took place instead of first National race, which was canceled due to bad weather conditions in April.
On Friday afternoon we attended free practice before the race. As we knew the track from a lot of races before, we had working setups and we did not change anything on our cars.
On Saturday we ran 3 qualies in each class. In Ebuggy with Serpent SRX8e cars we achieved 2 A main results: 4. Jirka Mara and 8. Vaclav Broz. In ICbuggy Jirka made with his Cobra SRX8 evo car also the 4th place. After that we ran triple finals in electric class, where Jirka and Vaclav kept their qualifing positions. Jan Domansky won B final. In nitro class Jiri finished his semifinal on second place and went to the main final from the third starting grid position and he kept this position through the whole main final.
On Sunday early morning the second race started. In qualies of electric class Jiri improved his result with second place, Vaclav kept his 8th place from yeasterday and Jan was starting from pole in B final. In nitro qualifications Jiri got 3rd overall. Unfortunately Jiri didn not race the finals of E class, because he needed to focus mainly on result im nitro, so he finished 10th, Vaclav improved his result in finals and got 6th overall and Jan secured his B main win. In semifinals Jiri got 2nd position on starting grid of IC main final. In main final he had great fight with Max Goetzl for second place, which he lost because of mistake on penultimate lap.
As it was the last race of national series the overall season standing ceremony took place after the race. Jiri Mara made it to the top 5 in both classes, in Ebuggy he got 4th season overall and in IC he made overall podium in the third place. Serpent also got third junior place in both classes.
SPt – Serpent Performance Team