May 23, 2019 - Kotor International Mountain Car Race - MBAT Kotor 2019 "Tripo Bukilica Memorial Race" organized by the Motor Sports Club AMSK Kotor, will be held on 1 and 2 June.
The race is awarded for the FIA Central European Zone Championship (CEZ), the Croatian Championships, as well as for the Car Championship of Sports Clubs of Montenegro.
The director of this year's international competition is Nenad Bukilica, with deputies Mato Sebalj and Dubravko Ćikor from Croatia.
Nenad Bukilica said he expected over 100 drivers from Montenegro and the region. According to him, special attention was paid to the security aspect.
"Like every year, the most considerable attention is paid to the safety of both drivers and public, while respecting all demanding standards. Over 200 people participate in the race organization. Given that the race has overcome the national character for years now, we expect several thousand car sports fans to visit Kotor this year," Bukilica emphasized.
Legendary champion Željko-Bato Banićević also confirmed participation in the upcoming race.
Banićević said that the organization of such a prestigious international sporting event requires significant financial resources.
"Due to the specific situation in the Municipality of Kotor, there was no significant help we have compiled, and we are forced to dominantly invest our resources to keep the continuity of what we have been creating for decades. We owe great gratitude to the Ministry of Sport headed by Minister Nikola Janovic, who in such a complicated situation decided to cover a significant part of the event costs, having in mind this race is famous not only for the city of Kotor but also for Montenegro," Banićević said.
Banićević explained that the race organization would not have been rounded up entirely without the help of friends and lovers of mountain car races.
Technical acceptance and verification of vehicles for MBAT Kotor 2019 are scheduled for Friday, 31 May, from 2 pm to 7 pm, and mechanical inspection on Saturday, 1 June from 8 am to 8.30 am.
The first training session is on Saturday, 1 June at noon, and the other is scheduled 30 minutes after the first. On Sunday, after the opening ceremony, the first race runs at 11 am and the second one 30 minutes after the first.
On the occasion of MBAT Kotor 2019, the Kotor-Trojica roadway will be closed on 1 June, and 2 June from 8 am to the end of the race.
AMSK Kotor won the first place in the overall placement at the first race of this year- the Podi Race in the hinterland of Herceg Novi. The Kotor Race is followed by Glava Zete 22-23 June, Lovćen 5 - 6 July, Pljevlja 24-25 August, and Dubrovnik 5-6 October.