BERU Top 10 - Ford Puma Cup
EuroSpeedway Lausitz 11.-13.05.2001
11.05.2001 Friday 1425 - 1455 30 min free practice
12.05.2001 Saturday 1035 - 1105 30 min qualifying practice
13.05.2001 Sunday 1105 - 1135 25 min + 1 lap race
DSF Broadcasting times:
08.05.2001 Tuesday Motodrom 2115 - 2215 Invitation 4 min.
12.05.2001 Saturday TOP 10 - live 1430 - 1630 Race V8Star + latest news
13.05.2001 Sunday TOP 10 2015 - 2215 various Cups races
15.05.2001 Tuesday Motodrom 2115 - 2215 News 15 min.
In the Friday's practice Mr. Jirik, M.D. clocked his fastest lap at 2:09,66. He made this time at the end of the 30 minutes practice session and for some reason this result was not counted in the final results. In the published results only his other (not as good) result at 2:10,273 was registred, which meant 6th position from the 39 qualified cars for the race. If his fastest lap was registred, he would have been in the 2nd place (with 0,24 sec behind the leader).
In the Saturday's qualifying practice Mr. Jirik, M.D. clocked his fastest lap time at 2:09,65. By this he confirmed his best time from the previous day (which did not get counted). This time meant start from the 14th position.
Sunday's start to the race from the 14th position was not without a problem (blocking of passage by slower cars ahead of ours), but our driver managed to follow the tactics prepared for this race. The goal was to "survive" first few laps and then, depending on the situation to try overtaking as many cars as possible. Everything was going as planned until the third lap, when one car off track was making it's way back just at the moment when Mr.Jirik's car was passing by. The crash, which followed, resulted in a damaged steering of our car. With an almost uncontrollable car Mr.Jirik made it back to the paddock boxes area and withdrew from the rest of the race.