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8.6.2012. VEČERNJI LIST: A Croat won in a formula race! Habulin first in Imola8.6.2012. VEČERNJI LIST: Hrvat pobijedio u utrci formule! Habulin prvi u Imoli

Zagreb born Kristijan Habulin won in a race of the Formula Renault 2000 Italia in Imola on Sunday afternoon.

This is a first Croatian victory in ‘singleseaters’ or simply – formula. In the morning, Habulin was fifth in the first
race. The great karting driver thus excellently started the transfer to formula and showed his Italian peers how it’s
done. This is one of the greatest results in the history of Croatian motoring.

More news on the subject:

We still hold the class victory of Zagreb’s Jovica Paliković in the Monte Carlo rally 1971 for the greatest
achievement of Croatian motoring. Paliković later drove as a factory driver for Reanult. Side to side with
Paliković’s was a feat performed by Marin Čolak in 2008 who came second in European touring Seat cup.

Tihomir Filipović performed a lot in Europe, but his greatest result was achieved in the Pariz Dakar rally and in the
best days of this famous competition. In the Land Rover T2 he arrived at the finish line in 1990 which was a huge
success. In this famous rally many Croats performed like Dražen Čurić, Zlatko Kadrnka, Patrik Polimac, Zvonimir
Martinčević, Marin Frčko, Daniel Šaškin i Damir Bruner, and it seems this tradition will continue in 2013.

Mister “Gospar” Niko Pulić won five European hill climb championships. He drove all possible motoring categories
and today he’s participating in the Croatia rally for the European championship. If anybody will top great results of
Niko Pulić it will be his 19 year old son Ivan, who also drove this Sunday in Imola in the Italian Clio cup.

Author: Srđan Hebar
http://www.vecernji.hr/sport/formula1/hrvat-pobijedio-utrci-formule-habulin-prvi-imoli-clanak-414469

Povijesni uspjeh za Hrvate postigao je Zagrepčanin Kristijan Habulin (24), koji je pobijedio na utrci talijanske serije formule renault u Imoli!

U prvoj utrci dana Habulin je osvojio treće mjesto, što je bilo prvo postolje jednog Hrvata u povijesti. Dečko iz Vrapča izborio je petu poziciju na kvalifikacijama, a zatim odličnom vožnjom izbio među vodeće. Međutim, kako je dva kruga prije kraja sudar ometao vožnju, utrka je završena pod sigurnosnim automobilom.

– Da nismo završili utrku pod sigurnosnim automobilom, napao bih ja tada i drugo mjesto – blistao je nakon trećeg mjesta Habulin.

No najbolje je tek slijedilo, u drugoj utrci dana krenuo je četvrti, brzo izbio na čelo, izgubio prvu poziciju, da bi na kraju slavio s prednošću od 15 tisućinki i ušao u povijest…

Talijanska serija formule renault je otvoreno prvenstvo, na kojem uz domaćine nastupaju i vozači iz, primjerice, Brazila…

– Nisam još ni svjestan što sam napravio. Pred kraj utrke sam napravio malu pogrešku, stražnji kraj mi je proklizao i do zadnjeg centimetra sam se borio za pobjedu. Ona je sada ovdje, a mi idemo dalje – blistao je Habulin koji vozi za hrvatsku momčad Kreator Racing Team koja djeluje tek tri mjeseca.

Proslavio je uz himnu, šampanjac te se u Zagreb vraća s pokalom.

Autor: Srđan Hebar
http://www.vecernji.hr/sport/formula1/hrvat-pobijedio-utrci-formule-habulin-prvi-imoli-clanak-414469