Schmiddel ranks in the top ten twice
For the second race weekend of this year's IRRC series, the team went to Terlicko, Czech Republic, 900 km away. Schmiddel had a good feeling during the journey to our Eastern European neighbour country, as he had only recently achieved a good result in the 300 curves of Gustav Havel in Horice (also Czech Republic). In addition, he was already familiar with the race course; already two years ago, he gained his first experiences with the "miner's lamp".
But already during the qualifying, it turned out that it wouldn't be an easy weekend. Especially the top teams with their significantly better materials and top-class drivers set the fastest times here. Schmiddel drove to a respectable 8th place on the starting grid, with the drivers between positions 4 and 10 very close together. Furthermore, the team had to work on the clutch again. For some reason, there is something very wrong with it now and it seems to be an issue with the material.
In the following races at the weekend, Schmiddel could keep his position; he finished 7th in each race and thus secured valuable points for the championship. Especially with the strong field of riders - with the newcomers and their excellent equipment - every point counts at the end of the season. That's why it's important to keep your concentration high at every race and not leave any points behind. Already this week, the next highlight will be Imatra in Finland. Last year, Schmiddel clinched his first acclaimed podium position in the IRRC.
Here is a little foretaste for the coming weeken:. Schmiddel's onboard camera shots from last year.
We are looking forward to an exciting race weekend and hope for your support.
See you in Finland!
Your Laserscanning Europe Road Racing Team