Czech Endurance Championship, Most, June 5-6
week before Le Mans (sorry, still catching up here) and Tomas Enge,
as usual partnered by his manager, dominated the Saturday race at
Most, for the third round of the Czech Endurance Championship, with
the Mercedes Benz CLK DTM – writes Jan Baranovic.
in the three hour race went to Maderic and Paral with an Audi A4
ST, while third was the Slovak pair of Bezak and Studenic, with
a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
The race was
enlivened by some dramatic moments, the first coming soon after
the start when the Polish drivers Stanco and Janus wrote off their
911 GT2. Another Porsche came a cropper after refuelling, the GT3-RS
of Venc and Konopka catching fire, although the marshals dealt with
it very quickly (below).
two sprint races saw the field divided according to engine size.
Max Stanco appeared in a very familiar looking Saleen S7-R, the
Konrad FIA car starting from the back of the grid ...
breathing down the neck of Charouz in the Mercedes DTM car. Stanco
passed Charouz in the technical part of the circuit and took the
flag with a seven-tenths advantage over the silver car.
In third position was
Maderic with the Audi A4 ST, but he was promoted to another second
place after the race when the scrutineers found ‘non-permitted
improvements of the exhaust system’ on the Saleen, and Stanco
So Bezak took third place
again, and the podium was exactly the same (apart from the missing
co-drivers) as on Saturday.
Paseka in his
Skoda Fabia won the race for the cars with engines under 1600cc,
second place was Kolar with his Skoda Pick-up and third was Bazata
with another Skoda Fabia. And so Tomas Enge went on to Le Mans,
and we know what happened there…