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From a Small Go–Kart
To Truck Racing.
His Road To Success.
When little Adam Lacko first sat in a go-kart in 1994,
he probably had no idea that one day he would end up
among one of the top European motorsport drivers.
The Buggyra Racing team driver has won numerous
international championships and he is a multiple European
Vice-Champion. In 2017 he achieved the long-awaited title
of European Champion. Mr Lacko talked to us about his
beginnings, his successes and his plans for the future.
Hello, Adam. Tractor racing is a rather
unusual sport. How did you get into it?
Although it may not seem like it, tractortrailers have had a long history in
the Czech Republic, and this year these
races celebrate their 30th anniversary. I got
into this sport through Standa Matějovský,
the European Champion from 2001, who
was racing for Tatra Truck Racing Team
at the time. I am from Frenštát, which is
a short drive to Kopřivnice, so Standa
has known me since I was 6 years old,
when I first started racing go-karts. He
approached me to see if I would like to
try driving a Tatra tractor. I liked the idea
and so we decided to give it a try. The
first year I was a test driver for Tatra and
the following year I was racing Super Race
Truck in the Tatra Jamal category.
You have accomplished a lot since then.
You are a multiple European
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Vice-Champion, European Champion,
the only racer who hasn’t missed
the top three since 2015, and
you’ve won the trophy ‘Zlatý volant‘
several times... What experiences or
achievements have you valued the
most in your career so far?
Even though I have had many successes,
you always want to win. And I managed
to do that by becoming the European
Champion. That is my biggest achievement
so far, because truck competitions are all
over the world – there are championships
in China, Brazil, America, Europe, however
there are no World Championships –
Therefore, the European Championships
are the highest competitions for us. I won
the title, and that is what I’m most happy
about. Of course, I’m also very happy to
see that my nine-year-old son is slowly
following in my footsteps – he’s racing gokarts for the first time this year.
How fit does a professional car driver
have to be, what do you have to do to
get there? How often do you train?
Many people say: “Yeah, you’re just sitting
on your ass and turning the wheel”. (laughs)
But it’s not as easy as it seems. For example,
our Buggyra tractors are built in such a way
that we sit on the engine while driving.
The cabin is made of aluminum and the
engine is obviously very hot. Even if it’s only
twenty degrees outside, we have between
fifty and sixty degrees in the car. I’m sure
you can then imagine what it must be like in
the car when it’s thirty degrees outside. We
spend at least six drives of about forty-five
minutes each in one day in the cabin. If you
weren’t fit, you wouldn’t last in there.
Do you have some kind of ritual before
We have one truck on our team where we
do telemetry. There’s a bench that you can