Jiri Svoboda fastest in training!

Jiri Svoboda fastest in training!

International Hill Climb race to Gorjanci started today with three training runs. First training had two longer delays because of the collisions of local matador Matej Grudnik and Croat Tonči Stahor. The two remaining runs then run pretty smoothly, except for  a minor stops because organizers had to sweep curves.

Among 117 vehicles the fastest was Czech Jiri Svoboda (Norma M20F), who set the fastest time in the final practice. He was 51 hundredths of seconds ahead of his compatriot and winner of Hill Climb Gorjanci 2012 Vaclav Janik (Lola B02/50). Third was Hungarian Laszlo Szasz (Reynard Zytek), who is driving under Croatian license.

Svoboda was satisfied with the time but he said that Janik remains number one favourite for tomorrows race. »Janik had some problems today with the electronics, but I think he will be the main favourite tomorrow«. Best Slovenian was Vladimir Stankovič (Radical SR8 LM) in fourth place. He intesified his pace and was fastest on last training run. He said: »After a short break I came back with new vehicle. I love this track, it is fast and beautiful, I expect to be among the best tomorrow«.

In addition to formulas and prototypes fans were fascinated by Bulgarian Nikolay Zlatkov who drives Audi Quattro S1, which has more than 700 horse power. Zlatkov was very pleased today: »Everything was OK, we need to do just few changes on the chassis. I always drive to the maximum and it won't be any different tomorrow. You know we drive for the people, because they do not come to look at buses« Bulgarian amusingly finished.

Tomorrow promises to be an intese battle for the top spots. Every hundreth of  second will be important. First run starts at 10:00, second run at 12:30 pm and the last run at 14:30.