A Baranya Kupára is tanulni megy Gaál Ádám

Pályafutása második raliversenyére készül Gaál Ádám a Baranya Kupán, az Országos Historic Ralibajnokság idei ötödik futamán, ahol navigátorával, Kalapács Kornéllal továbbra is a tapasztalatszerzés lesz a céljuk. A gödöllői Opel Gaál márkakereskedés csapata szinte teljes téli felkészítésnek vetette alá az Ascona B 1900-at, amelynek többek között a váltóját és a fékeit is felújították. Ádám édesapja, Gaál József azonban ezúttal nem tart a csapattal, otthonról fog szurkolni nekik.

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Gaál Ádám: – Rengeteget dolgoztunk a Fehérvár Rali óta, a versenyautóval csak a múlt héten tudtunk foglalkozni. Felújítottuk a váltóját, a fékeket. Holnap hajnalba tervezek vele egy shake down tesztet, hogy bejárassam a váltót és a féket is, de versenytempóban majd csak a Baranya Kupán fogunk menni vele.

A taktikánk ugyanaz lesz, mint az előző futamon, szeretnék óvatosan kezdeni és lépésről lépésre gyorsulni, de mindenekelőtt biztonsággal célba érni. Az autót és a ralit is tanulom még, de azért nem szeretnék feltett kézzel odaállni a rajthoz.

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Gaál József: – Sajnos ezen a versenyen nem tudok részt venni, mert megbetegedtem. A kórházból addigra már kiengednek, úgyhogy itthonról fogok szurkolni a fiamnak. Várda László lesz a csapatvezető, akitől azt kértem, hogy becsülettel, normálisan menjenek végig a versenyen. Tavaly Ádám már navigált nekem a Baranya Kupán, úgyhogy nem lesz számára ismeretlen a helyszín.

A másik Asconánk is készül. Az egyetlen problémánk, hogy az öt hónapja megrendelt váltónk nem érkezett meg Franciaországból. Mi már minden mást legyártattunk az autóhoz, csak a váltóra várunk. Ha meglesz, akkor megcsináltatom rá a sportrendszámot, és a Mecsek Ralin nagyon szeretnénk két autóval indulni, mint egy igazi családi csapat.

További információ:

http://www.gaaloldtimermotorsport.eu/

http://www.opelgaal.hu/

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Brilliant Driver Program – Why is a pre-season test important? And why do you need three of them?

As in most sports, karting is also about pre-season preparation. That’s why the Brilliant Driver Program team has prepared three themed tests for the season opener. 

With four drivers in three categories, the Brilliant Driver Program – BDP Team – will be competing in this year’s Hungarian and international karting championships. 

Last year Balázs Juráncsik competed in the SeniorMax category, this year he switched to DD2. 

Marci Fally will start his second season in JuniorMax, while his younger brother, last year’s MiniMax Hungarian champion Markó Fally will move up a category and continue in JuniorMax. All three will focus on the international series, especially the Central European Rotax Max Challenge (CEE).

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Joining the BDP Team this year is Marcus Papp from Sweden, who will compete in MiniMax in the Hungarian championship. 

„Preparation at the beginning of the year is also very important in karting,” said Róbert Kurgyis, team manager of the BDP Team. – Three of our four drivers changed categories, so we had to prepare even more thoroughly. 

We started testing in January in Jesolo. Here we were lucky with the weather, as the wet track required less effort from the drivers, which made it easier for them to learn. 

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This was followed by a test in Kecskemét, which was specifically designed to give our drivers a more serious fitness session on the dry asphalt. All of them have a fitness programme, but kart racing requires special muscles that can almost only be acquired through karting. 

Our third test was again in Jesolo, a week before the CEE Bonus Cup. Here we were in the final phase of preparation. We tried several settings on each kart. It is important to rely on the feedback of the drivers as well as the stopwatch. The whole programme was set up so that there was always progress by the end of the day. And at the end of the three-day test, all four of our drivers got out of the kart feeling satisfied and motivated. 

Balázs Juráncsik has made good progress and I think we can even fight for victory in DD2 with him. 

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Marci Fally and Markó Fally have also made a lot of progress. They are two very talented youngsters. Marci is getting a better lead in JuniorMax. Markó had a successful year in MiniMax last year, this year he will have a big challenge in JuniorMax, but he is making serious progress. I expect a good performance from both of them in qualifying. With them we are aiming for continuous improvement. 

Marcus Papp was with us for the two tests in Jesolo. He has previously competed in the Swedish championship. He still has a lot to learn, but he is a very intelligent and determined driver who shows a tremendous desire to improve. He’s got better and better at every entry. He will take part in two more tests in Kecskemét before the Hungarian Championships. 

In Jesolo, the BDP team was strengthened by Bertold Bors, who had a good result in DD2 at the Grand Finals last year. This time he was not a driver but a mechanic and coach. In the Brilliant Driver Programme we want to train complex drivers, and Berti’s introduction in a different role was part of this. He has done a very good job and we hope to see him in a racing overall as soon as possible.

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It was a great pleasure for us that while he was testing for BDP Team in Jesolo, Brilliant Driver Program driver Menyhért Krózser was doing a great job in the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta. We would like to congratulate him.” 

The BDP Team’s first race of the year will be in Jesolo from 23-25 February, where Balázs Juráncsik (DD2), Marci Fally (JuniorMax) and Markó Fally (JuniorMax) will compete in the CEE Bonus Cup.