First points for Matėjovský

Situation shortly after the start of the Saturday race
- 30. 5. 2009, Valencia, Spain -

The SUNRED-BRT team's Michal Matėjovský, the only Czech driver contesting the prestigious SEAT León Eurocup series, took his first three points by coming sixth in Race 1 on Saturday.

Matėjovský experienced a somewhat unlucky timed practice, when he, after fitting new tyres, hit just the 'yellow phase' of the session. He clocked the sixth fastest time, putting him in the third row of the starting grid. Even the beginning of the Saturday race was unlucky for Michal Matėjovský. He himself comments on the race as follows: 'In the course of the warm-up lap, I found that the on-board radio did not work, which was a big trouble as I can not see the starting lights from the car properly and have to rely on the team's engineer who normally gives me the starting signal by radio. So I dropped down to the ninth position after the start. Afterwards, I had to work very hard to close the gap. I managed to pass Dudukalo, of Russia, and Larini, of Italy. Then I moved up to run sixth. Towards the end of the race, I tried to overtake De Diego, of Spain, but the engine started failing and, moreover, I did not want to put my point-scoring position at risk. So, I will start from the second row tomorrow. I hope that I will be able to improve today's result.'

Race 1 was contested by 21 drivers. The first place was taken by Norbert Michelisz, of Hungary, who came ahead of Diego Puyo, of Spain, and Tim Coronel, of the Netherlands.

The SUNRED team's cars, lined up before the Saturday qualifying Michal Matėjovský is talking to the SUNRED team's engineers Michal Matėjovský (of the SUNRED-BRT team), at the qualifying Michal Matėjovský (of the SUNRED-BRT team), at the qualifying Michal Matėjovský, on the starting grid of the Saturday race Michal Matėjovský, on the track of the Saturday race Michal Matėjovský, after passing A. Larini, of Italy Michal Matėjovský and Dudukalo, of Russia, competing for the eighth spot



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