The first round of Czech nationals was held last weekend in Hrotovice. The race took place at the same place as Mibosport Cup with the same track layout. In 2WD qualifiations, XRAY’s Kaja Novotny set the overall TQ. XRAY’s Max Gotzl lined up in second and Team Associated’s Ales Bidovsky in third. In 4WD Kaja TQed the first and second rounds to secure the overall TQ with the fastest time in Q2. Also in Truck Kaja TQed all three rounds from Max and Marcel Dostal in second and third. In 4wd Kaja managed to win A1 and A2 with Max always in second and winning A3. Team Associated Marek Schiller in third completed the podium.

Top 10:

  1. Kaja Novotny (TQ) – XRAY XB4
  2. Max Gotzl – XRAY XB4
  3. Marek Schiller – AE
  4. Ales Bidovsky – AE
  5. Zdenek Miksovsky – XRAY XB4
  6. Martin Kratochvil
  7. Radim Hruska – XRAY XB4
  8. Martin Rytir – XRAY XB4
  9. David Krizak – Serpent
  10. Pavel Dostal – Serpent

In the first 2WD final Kaja managed to get quite a big gap to fighting duo of Max and Ales, when he did a mistake and lost about 6 seconds to finish third with Ales winning that one. However in A2 and A3 Kaja pulled away again and this time without any erros he managed to take the overall win with Max finishing second in both finals and Ales in third.

Top 10:

  1. Kaja Novotny (TQ) – XRAY XB2
  2. Ales Bidovksy – AE
  3. Max Gotzl – XRAY XB2
  4. Marek Schiller – AE
  5. Zdenek Miksovsky – XRAY XB2
  6. Dominik Masek – Yokomo
  7. Ondrej Kulhanek – XRAY XB2
  8. Jaroslav Valder – XRAY XB2
  9. Martin Rytir – XRAY XB2
  10. Pavel Dostal – Serpent

The first Truck final was probably the most entertaining race with great fight between Max and Kaja and in the end Kaja took the win. On the other hand A2 was “boring” for the spectators as Kaja pulled away from Max who finished second. Team Durango driver Ondrej Holcak rounded out the top 3.

Top 5:

  1. Kaja Novotny (TQ) – XRAY XT2
  2. Max Gotzl – XRAY XT2
  3. Ondrej Holcak – Team Durango
  4. Ales Horak – XRAY XT2
  5. Marcel Dostal – XRAY XT2