Lando Norris celebrated his second consecutive podium finish at the Hungaroring, but this time his special champagne foaming technique took a heavy toll, in addition to spilled expensive sparkling wine, in the form of a broken valuable trophy awarded to Max Verstappen. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1683143232073375744
A new season of rally competitions is just around the corner. One of the major changes in the racing teams will be this year's collaboration between Grega Premrla and Anja Verbič. Before the start of the season, the newly formed crew will try to do everything necessary to meet their expectations when performing in the Slovenian national championship and the Mitropa Cup. Appearances in higher-ranking races are not excluded either. Despite the final fourth place in the DP and some good results at rallies abroad, Grega Premrl is not the most satisfied with last season, as he struggled with a lot of problems, especially at the beginning. He also faced changes of co-drivers, as Gregor Brešer had difficulty combining work and racing obligations. Vili Ošlaj and Rok Nartnik also took the passenger seat. “After four years of working with Gregor
Rok Turk was the best among the Slovenian crews at the Opatija Rally, which was not part of the Slovenian national championship, collecting points for the Mitropa Cup. With the Peugeot 208 R2, Idrijčan managed to reach the overall third place, and in the finish he won in the classification of two-wheel drive cars. The victory in the overall classification was celebrated by the Hungarian Krisztian Hidega, while the local Juraj Šebalj was ahead of the Turk. After the rally, Turk said that he was satisfied with the performance, but at the same time announced that he would most likely announce which rallies he would take part in this year. "I want to take five more rallies for the European Championships, including my next appearance at the very unique Ypres Rally in Belgium. As a newcomer, it will definitely be difficult for me there, as the competition in my class is years old.
The national rally champions, Aleks Humar and Florjan Rus, have successfully completed the Rebenland rally in Austria and thus their first test of the new Renault Clio R3T race car. For Humar, the rally was mainly about getting to know the clio, a continuation of the season at the San Remo rally in Italy. The Rebenland rally near the Slovenian-Austrian state border near Lučane in Styria was primarily a race car test for the crew of Aleks Humar - Florjan Rus and the start of a new season, which begins with more pronounced international ambitions. With the goal of a grueling race marked by specific sandy and muddy roads, the national champions were happy to lift trophies for a joint seventh place, second place among two-wheel-drive racers and a victory in the Mitropa Cup, but their focused
Tim Novak and Uroš Ocvirk (Škoda Fabia R2) and the IK Sport team could not have started their performances in the Mitropa Cup better. In addition to 9th place in the overall standings of the Austrian Rally Rebenland, the young men took the second highest podium in the Mitropa Cup, and Tim also won among the young racers! "If before my first race this year I was offered ninth place in the overall standings, second place in the R2 class, second place in the Mitropa Cup and of course a victory among juniors, as they like to tell us, I would seize the opportunity with both hands," he said. annual Team overjoyed at the finish. He also said that he made only one mistake in two days of racing and that he and his co-driver were very lucky at the time to stay on the road after turning. At the 20th speed test, they reached the 13th time in the overall rally classification
The national rally champion Aleks Humar has finished the preparation of the new Renault Clio R3T race car, and the first appearance of the best Slovenian rally driver is waiting for this weekend in Austria. The main focus of this season on the very strong Italian Clio R3T Cup. After several months of work, Aleks Humar, the national rally champion, finished his new Renault Clio R3T race car and also passed the first serious testing with it. A real test of the car, in which Humar will be accompanied this year by co-driver Florjan Rus, is waiting for an experienced racer from Idrija this weekend. The Slovenians will compete in the Rebenland Rally, the test of the Austrian National Championship and the Mitropa Cup near the Slovenian-Austrian state border in Styria, and then their attention will turn to the Italian part of the International Rhine Cup.
Police confirmed they found some 20 trophies in Lake Horseshoe that had been stolen from the Red Bull team’s team factory. Ten days ago, an unknown six drove their car through the front door of the reception desk of the Red Bull factory in Milton Keynes, and stole more than 60 replicas of trophies from the shop window. Twenty of these were spotted by a walker in the lake and reported to police. “The fact that a few trophies were damaged and dumped into the lake is just a testament to how pointless this crime was,” Red Bull team boss Christian Horner commented on the finding. "The trophies are invaluable to the team and their material value is small. We hope to return the trophies to the factory where they belong, and for those who can't find them, we'll make new copies," Horner added.
The OPV Šport association from Lučin achieved success in its first year of operation, and they wrote more about it: "In the joint ranking of associations or holders of the AŠ2005 (NTL) license, we achieved an excellent 2nd place at the national level among a total of 22 associations. participated in the national rally championship 2014 and 4th place among a total of 35 clubs in the general classification of all races Martin Mlinar / Miran Mlinar with MG ZR 105 won the following places: - 2nd place in the country in the competition of Division I up to 1400 ccm (in competition of 43 teams) - 9th place in the general classification of the national rally championship (in competition of 71 teams) - 3rd place in the cup championship (in competition of 43 teams) Crew Andrej Velkavrh / Nina Gorenc with VW Polo won the following places
More than 60 trophies were stolen by strangers at Red Bull. Tonight, six perpetrators allegedly drove their car through the entrance of a factory in Milton Keynes and stole a multi-year collection of trophies from a display case at the front desk. Two cars with foreign registration plates were involved in the robbery, and the on-duty staff was not injured in the robbery. "The burglars did indescribable damage as they took items we had been working on for years on the team. Aside from the way the robbery was carried out, it's hard to understand why anyone would want these cups," the Red Bull boss said. Christian Horner. "The trophies are invaluable to the team because of all the effort it took us to win them, and their actual value is low. They would be worth very little to anyone outside the team, and besides, they were replicas of the trophies.
"Great, what a race! From start to finish it was necessary to drive at full power and in the end we succeeded!" Rok Turk was looking forward to winning the Croatia rally in Poreč. Immediately at the introductory speed trials on Friday, which took place in the vicinity of Učka and Buzet, Rok and his co-driver Enej Ložnar took advantage of the problems of competitors in stronger race cars with punctured tires. After eight speed trials on the first day, only Croatian racer Juraj Šebalj was ahead of them, but he did not compete in the European Cup. Thus, Rok and Enej finished second on the first day of the Croatia Rally in the overall standings, leading both in front-wheel drive cars and in the overall FIA European Rally Cup standings. Saturday part of the speed trials in the vicinity of Por