The trophies designed for the Superbike World Championship in keeping with the Czech art of glass

26.07.2022 12:16

The Superbike World Championship Czech Round to be held at Most is quickly approaching. The fans can look forward to the battles fought by top riders as soon as 29th to 31st July 2022. Of course, the starting grid will include some local contestants, but it is also works made by Czech designers and glass-makers in the shape of trophies for the winners of the respective races that will represent the Czech Republic.


Unlike other championships, the 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship consists of two races in its main litre superbike series plus a superpole race during any race weekend. The first races take place on Saturdays whereas Races Two and the Superpole Races are run on Sundays.


The Most organisers have decided to emphasize the specifics of the Superbike World Championship distinguishing between two different designs of the trophies intended for the respective Saturday and Sunday races. In either case, the trophies have been made by Czech designers and glass-makers.


The fastest riders in the Saturday race will be awarded trophies that commemorate the traditional Czech glass blowing skills. They were designed by David Sobotka and made by Jiří Pačinek, a master glass artist, together with his team, who ranks among the present-day most notable glass artists on the Czech and European scene and was involved in making trophies for the Tour de France among other things during his career.


The body shape of the trophy meant for the Saturday run refers to a dynamically changing group of riders on a racing circuitwhile rotating lines in the upper part of the trophy express the dramatic nature of a race. The dominant feature of the trophy is imaginary wheels of a racing bike. When making the trophies for the first and runner-up spots, flint (lead) glass was used combined with golden and silver mica sealed between two layers of glass. For the trophy intended for the second runner-up, a kind of copper powder was used that created a bronze effect thanks to a temperature change. The trophy bodies and embedded wheels were blown to wood moulds and finished to its final shape by means of hand grinding and glass polishing


The winners of the Sunday races will be awarded with trophies that show a modern face of glass design although they were made in glass works with two hundred years of tradition. The designs of these trophies were presented by an internationally recognized designer, Lucie Koldová, who won a Red Dot design award and in 2020, a Czech Grand Design award, which is the top prize of the year in the country. The trophies were produced by Sklárna Janštejn glass works, which specializes in the manufacture of illuminating glassware and blows glass for the company BROKIS, whose original collections designed by the eminent Czech and foreign designers have regularly earned international acclaim and recognition.


The shape of the trophies designed for the Sunday superbike races has been inspired by imaginary motorcycle handlebars. Flint (lead) glass was used to produce these trophies. Each body bears gold, silver, or bronze tube inside.


AUTODROM MOST will play host to the sixth round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship 2022 series from 29th to 31st July. The fans can look forward to battles fought by top riders including Czech representatives. Besides the regular participants, Oliver König and Ondřej Vostatek, we will be able to watch five more Czech riders, who will test themselves against the world's top contestants as wild-card entries.


Under its official name of Prosecco DOC Czech Round, the last weekend in July at Most will also offer WorldSSP and WorldSSP300 classes, the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, and the Northern Talent Cup races, apart from the WorldSBKseries itself, entered by the fastest Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, and BMW road motorcycles.


In addition to the races themselves, the fans can look forward to several side events and attractions such as a stunt show featuring Martin Krátký and a promoter show on the Spectator Hill to name just a few. Moreover, giant screens will be available for the spectators.


What is more, AUTODROM MOST provides the visitors with access to the paddock and a popular pit lane walk combined with a rider autograph session included in the ticket price. It is also pleasing that children under 18 are given free entrance.


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