A 15-year-old has conquered Estonia! Podium on debut!2 September 2021
Rally Elektrenai 202116 September 2021
Hubert Laskowski, 15, once again showed his incredible talent on the routes of the Lithuanian championship, and after winning second place in the junior and LARC4 class at the Elektrenai Rally, he is one step away from winning the vice-championship titles at our northern neighbours. He also did well in the very well-attended 2WD class
The Elektrenai Rally was already the penultimate round of the Lithuanian championship, and Hubert, who does not have a driving licence yet, showed that fast and safe driving is not a problem for him. After completing nearly a hundred-kilometre section, he came in second among juniors, i.e. drivers younger than 27 years of age, and in the LARC4 class, which includes the Rally4 class cars, also popular in Poland.
‘As announced before the start, my focus was not on winning titles faster. I was completely committed to the task at hand, and it worked out very well. I achieved another section triumph, which is always pleasing. I hope I also brought joy to the fans with my start,’ said Hubert.
‘The Elektrenai Rally was quite a challenge. The damaged road, especially in the second round of the sections, did not make the task any easier. However, we did our best, and the outcome came of its own accord. Second place in the junior and LARC4 classes is something I would be delighted with. After all, this is only my third year of competing. However, I already know what I can do, but also how much work I still have to do to be among the best in a few years,’ said Hubert.
In the co-drivers classification, Adam Jaros, who sits in the right-hand seat of Hubert’s Peugeot, is also vying for the vice-championship titles. Both still have a chance for the final triumph, but they must also watch their backs closely, as their rivals do not sleep.
‘In my opinion, the Elektrenai Rally has been the most difficult of the rallies held so far this year. Both for the car and for us. Hubert once again showed that he is very comfortable on technical city tests, and we were the fastest at the second section. In general, the whole rally can be described as ‘positive’. A word of appreciation to our service technician who had a little more work on our car than usual. Now we only have to wait for the season finale,‘ commented Adam Jaros.
Also, in the very well attended 2WD class, where much more powerful BMWs also compete, Hubert and Adam showed that they need to be watched out for. They finished sixth out of 40 crews and are still in contention for the season’s podium. They are only seven points away from third place. There are 35 points to be won in the final rally.
‘A podium finish at the end of the season in 2WD would be something amazing. It’s already excellent because I am fifth with a small gap to the podium in a classification involving almost half a hundred competitors. The last rally of the season promises to be phenomenal, and I can’t wait to get back in the driving seat,’ said Hubert.
The young driver’s sponsors are the following companies: Marten, Pirelli, Intertrade Logistics Limited, Jubi-Tom Jubiler Kobierzyce, Atech Racing Polska. The CarSpeed Racing is responsible for servicing the car.
All information about Hubert Laskowski can be found on his Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/hubert.laskowski.racing.driver/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hubert_laskowski/. We also invite you to follow the channel on YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/adrianevo1 and to visit the website: hubertlaskowski.pl.