F4 CEZ Home
After half-time, the Czech-organised F4 CEZ Championship continues on home tracks for Gender Racing this weekend, with team driver Michl Oliver waiting to continue from fourth place in the championship at his new track at the MOST Autodrom.
The F4 CEZ Championship returns home for the next two races of the championship, as it is absolutely understandable that the Czech organisers will include both historic domestic circuits hosting many prestigious international events on the calendar. The 4.2 km track has 21 corners. The majority of the F4 CEZ field will feature new tracks, which could further intensify the competition that has intensified throughout the year, with new drivers reportedly joining the grid again.
This weekend will also be a new challenge for Gender Racing, as the last time the team raced at this circuit was many years ago at the beginning of the Formula Renault era. So there will be plenty of work for the team and our driver to acquire detailed track knowledge before the weekend, and every opportunity to enter the track will be extremely important and valuable for finding the right set-up. Friday's free practice sessions, where the F4 CEZ field will take to the track four times, will be particularly valuable. A special challenge of the weekend will be that this time the drivers will be able to collect points in three races – one on Saturday afternoon and two on Sunday – after qualifying on Saturday morning.
The team's plan is to effectively continue this weekend the successful building process that has characterised previous race weekends. Oliver is becoming more and more familiar with the new F4 car and, based on the last excellent partial results, hopefully this weekend he can fight for the podium on the well-known Czech tarmac. The young GRT rider currently occupies fourth place in the championship table at half-time of the championship with 58 points.
Team leader Tamás Gender is very confident about the weekend:
"It's very gratifying to have such a great old and new venue on the calendar for this new championship! It's been a long time since we last raced here with a completely different technique, so practically in the current set-up it's like going to a completely new venue! However, in my opinion, this also brings the odds closer, as pretty much every team goes into the race weekend with similarly little experience. The fact that there will be three races this weekend also promises to be exciting, so it will be especially important to arrive at the finish line and score points continuously, which has paid off for us so far in the championship standings. That's why I'm very proud of the whole team and Oliver for being able to hold our own in this new championship for all of us, with a new racing technique in such a strong field already in the first season! However, seeing the partial results, we are also very hopeful that we will soon be able to fight for the podium, and with a little luck this can be achieved already in this special three-race race weekend. Although Most Autodrom is a bit further away in the Czech Republic, we welcome all hungarian motorsport fans to the track!"