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20 Aug 2012

CEZ: Častoral claims 4th win

Category: Miscellaneous, News Posted 20.08.12 17:34 by

Round 5 of the FIA Central European Zone Rallycross Trophy series at Sedlčany in the Czech Republic saw Alois Höller, Vaclav Veverka Jr. and Roman Častoral winning.


The fifth round of the FIA CEZ Rallycross Trophy was organised in the Czech Republic at the Autodrom Sedlčany and counted also as Round 3 for the Czech Rallycross Championship as well as Round 4 of the Austrian Rallycross Championship. While the entry for the Super1600s class and the SuperNationals category was normal the SuperCars with its just three starters faced a rather poor interest among the “Central European” Rallycross drivers.

Scoring his first 2012 CEZ victory was all but too difficult for Austrian multiple Rallycross champion Alois Höller, Polish Mitsubishi campaigner Łukasz Kabaciński was his only competitor in the A final. While Höller’s compatriot Tristan Ekker had to watch the last race of the weekend from the spectators area, due to a defective gearbox in his four-wheel driven VW Polo, the Ford Focus Mk1 driver claimed the win and another 10 points to extend his lead of the series.

Among the Super1600 contenders Austrian Klaus Freudenthaler is the man to beat. After setting the fastest times in the qualifying runs the Škoda man was also leading in the A final when an accident of two other competitors forced the Clerk of the Course to use the red flag. Freudenthaler was aware of the fact that the clutch of his Mk1 Fabia was due to give up and when he put in a gear for the start of the re-run the car started to roll, causing a jump start and the exclusion for the Austrian. Full advantage for Vaclav Veverka Jr. then who eventually won the A final from his fellow-countryman Petr Bílek.

In the SuperNationals class there is no cure against the supremacy of Roman Častoral. After one of his strongest opponents, compatriot Tomáš Hurt, had to give up early due to a breakdown of the engine in his Citroën C2 already in Timed Practice, the Czech Opel campaigner drove his Opel Astra G to his fourth consecutive CEZ victory. His runner-up became Karol Šedivý from Slovakia, third place was grabbed by Czech Jakub Bittman.


  • 1. Alois Höller (A) Ford Focus Mk1
  • 2. Łukasz Kabaciński (PL) Mitsubishi Lancer E8
  • 3. Tristan Ekker (A) VW Polo Mk4/9N
  • 1. Václav Veverka Jr. (CZ) Peugeot 206
  • 2. Petr Bílek (CZ) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 3. Ernestas Staponkus (LT) VW Polo Mk4/9N3
  • 4. Werner Panhauser (A) Citroën C2
  • 5. Josef Šusta (CZ) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 6. Klaus Freudenthaler (A) Škoda Fabia Mk1
  • 1. Roman Častoral (CZ) Opel Astra G
  • 2. Karol Šedivý (SK) Seat Ibiza Mk2
  • 3. Jakub Bittman (CZ) Peugeot 206
  • 4. Martinš Porietis (LV) VW Golf Mk3
  • 5. Christoph Neumeier (A) Opel Kadett D
  • 6. Toms Ziedans (LV) VW Golf Mk3