The Mibosport final was held at the already legendary Sport-V-Hotel in Hrotovice, CZ.
The race organisation was as always great and the atmosphere relaxed but competitive at the same time.
Friday was practice until late in the night, and Saturday 3 Qualifyings and finals were held.
Many Serpent drivers were there, and the atmosphere was good.
Lukas Mach started with the “current ” Project 4x in the LRP stock class. He qualified with an excellent 5th place.
With a solid performance in the finals he could take benefit from the hard battles of the leaders and defending his position well.
In the end he could win the Stock class with two second places in A2 and A3, as the winners of the finals could not lock in another good final. Lokasz Mach topped the podium in the Stick class with Project 4X, well done !!
I had good practice results with my Serpent F110 SF3 car , but as grip improved I struggled a bit with “too much” front grip, so I made a few mistakes in Q1 and Q2, so a safe run in Q3 put me on 2nd spot.
Lukas Hoch had a good start in the first final, but after a mistake we touched and I had to wait, so I had to recover from last place, but eventually could pass all cars winning the final.
The second final Lukas was a bit wide in a corner, but trying an overtake, we touched a bit which cost me some time and I had a crash with another car, having to work my way through the field once again, but this time “only” finishing 3rd with Lukas winning the final.
So it was all about the last final.
Lukas had a good start this time, and we could pull away of the field, but I only got the chance to pass at the end of the run. The first try was a bit optimistic and I waited for him to pass again, but the second try I could get the inside line in the hairpin to the straight, but trying to hold his position from the outside, Lukas flipped when the cars touched and he lost his position, so I won the race with Andreas Stiebler 2nd and Lukas Hoch on 3rd place.
Still waiting for the production batch of the Project 4x Evo, I passed my car over to our new team driver Dionys Stadler from Germany, who after a long break is back into racing. After his break I was not sure what to expect. The few practice runs before the race went well, but racing is sometimes different. So we were happy to see really good laptimes. We used the whole race to work on the setup, although we lost a bit of pace in the finals, Dionys could still finish in a solid 5th position. We are looking forward to the cooperation, and expect more to come in the future.
Team Serpent – David Ehrbar