Maciej Lubiak is certainly a fit man. At the beginning of his career, he was an excellent tennis player who confirmed his predispositions to achieve world results with excellent results in domestic and foreign tournaments. The next stage of his sports career was car rallies. This note of sporting rivalry and his uncontrolled pursuit of perfection was reflected in the success of Maciej Lubiak’s business projects – Milanovo and Maczfit, the fastest-growing dietary catering in Poland, which is so popular among Warsaw residents.
SPORT IS A WELL ROOTED TRADITION IN THE LUBIAK FAMILY
Maciej’s father – Andrzej Lubiak has, in his collection, a series of cups documenting his victories in races and car rallies. In the years 1976 – 1985, he competed with “Maluch” in the FSM (Small Car Factory) factory team. There was no need to look long for an alternative discipline to tennis. In 1998, Maciej took part in his first rally, behind the wheel of the Fiat Cinquecento Sporting in the brand’s cup, even though his father did not favour this. Two years later, Lubiak was already best in this class and won the title of Polish Champion in the class. The following seasons noted a steady increase in form and he climbed towards another rally success. After a few years spent with almost 20 different car models, breaking through into the strong, national top and experiencing the season as a Fiat factory driver, the time had come for new challenges. Lubiak exchanged the adrenaline that motor sport provided, for the adrenaline provided by business.
The motivation he had in rallies, where he had to make decisions and take risks in a split second, was transferred to business. In sport, stubbornness, determination and hard work changed his world. The development of the Milanovo restaurant, followed by Maczfit and entering a very demanding, functional food market, in the form of ready meals delivered all over Poland, made it necessary to sacrifice a lot of energy and hang his helmet “on a stake”. Maciej was an athlete from an early age and “challenge” had always been present in his life. Fulfilling his professional ambitions, he sought a break from strong business challenges, setting his next goals in sport. And so, in 2017, Lubiak returned to regular, rally starts.
HE STARTED HIS ADVENTURE WITH SPORT FROM A DISCIPLINE WHICH HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH RALLIES, AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY OR THE ROAR OF ENGINES.
He fulfilled his dream and competed in the Subaru Impreza STI, again creating a crew with Maciej Wisławski. In the 2018 season, he began racing with the Adam R2 Opel in the Polish Rally Championships. A year later, he got behind the wheel of an R5 class car, the strongest and most advanced car design that can be raced in the Polish championships – Hyundai i20 R5. After a long break, the experience gained began to pay off. In the 2020 season, Maciej Lubiak decided to fight again, in the Polish championship in a small but real rally car – the Peugeot 208 R2.
In Maciej Lubiak’s life, the synergy between business and rallies shows that very active people have the greatest chances of succeeding, as they are not afraid of ‘getting things done’ and do not avoid challenges.