Prix of Slovakia brought lots of exciting fights in all categories

25.7.2023, Orechová Potôň - Almost 250 racers from 9 European countries took part in the traditional Slovakian Prix at the Slovakia Ring circuit last weekend. The event included International Championships of Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Lithuania, along with Alpe Adria Veterans International Championship and the Ducati Slovakia Cup.

Ideal weather, a large number of spectators and beautiful battles on the track - this is how the weekend can be aptly characterized, during which two separate races awaited the competitors who had a chance to take away a good portion of points from our autodrome.

The greatest personality on the track was the young, only sixteen-year-old Polish racer Milan Pawelec, who dominated in both races of the strongest, over 600 cm³ category. His fastest lap time was only fractions of a second behind the official track record. His one-year-older brother Oleg and other Polish competitors, who in most classes showed that they are the strongest in our region, performed in excellent form.

Slovakian rider Tomáš Tóth, recovering from a recent injury performed excellently, starting in two categories up to and over 600 cm³. The driver of the GARO racing team is getting into his previous form with every race by confirming it with third place from Sunday's race in the class up to 600 cm³. Slovakian Daniel Chovanec presented himself in an excellent light. He won both races of the 400 Supersport class. Other Slovaks, Marcel Hruboš and Peter Rauch were successful in the 125 Sport Production class, when accompanied on podium during both days the winner, the Czech racer Lukáš Fikker.

In 125 GP and 250 Open classes dominated Czech riders Oldřich Podlipný and Petr Křen. The Supertwin and Supermono classes also had their sovereigns, in the first the Polish Jacek Molik, in the second the Czech Honza Huk. The same applies to both races in the class up to 600 cm³, in which the Hungarian Gábor Bence Kecskés did not find an opponent. Poles Kacper Raniszewski and Mateusz Molik shared the victories in the Supersport 600 class. The Ducati Slovakia Cup also had two winners, Czech Zdeněk Sedlák was the most successful on Saturday, Štefan Rybár on Sunday. The prominent personality of the veteran class race was the Czech racer Šárka Schmidtová, who won both races of the Oldtimer 350 class.

Text: Richard Karnok

Photo: Michal Špánik