A great start and valuable points

The second Czech round of the FIA CEZ F4 Championship took place in Brno this weekend, at the country's traditional, long-established circuit, Automotodrom Brno. The penultimate round of the championship featured two races with particularly exciting corners and high level differences, providing the F4 field with exciting challenges on the good old Brno track.

Among them was Gender Racing Team's young driver Oliver Michl, who kicked off to the legendary Czech tarmac for the first time in an F4. Oliver started from fifth place in the championship standings with seventy-six points. This race weekend was also a tight one for the Gender Racing driver and his team, with both races taking place on Saturday. On Friday, the three free practice sessions proved very useful in finding the best possible set-up. Then in the afternoon, during qualifying, Oliver was fighting for the best possible grid position for the races. At a good pace, close to the front runners, he managed to finish sixth on the grid.

The Brno race weekend was no exception to the challenge of two championship races in one day. This weekend, the organisers have scheduled both F4 races for Saturday.

Oliver was very motivated for the two races on Saturday, as he had already worked well with the team in the last rounds, usually finding the pace very well and the result of the qualifying this time was also a reason for confidence. In the first race the young Gender Racing Team driver managed to improve one position from his grid position and finished the first race in fifth place.

In the afternoon's second race, Oliver made a great start and then lost positions due to a minor mistake, but then recovered with a great overtaking and he could finish the penultimate CEZ F4 race weekend in fourth place on the classic Czech circuit.

Oliver was very positive about what was probably his most successful race weekend so far:

"We had a very good weekend in Brno, despite the difficulties we had with the tyres wearing out quickly. The free practice sessions on Thursday and Friday went well without any problems. After that we had the qualifying, where we managed to get good positions and were able to see how close we were to the front of the field. The final result was also good after a fast start and some good overtaking."

There will be three more races in the final round of the championship to decide the championship title and further positions, which Oliver will be looking forward to from fifth place in the championship standings with ninety-eight championship points in his pocket.