Czechs out in force for IFM rounds

17.06.2009: This weekend's International Formula Master rounds six and seven in Brno, Czech Republic, will see national drivers Josef Kral and Erik Janis take to the Automotodrom with respective teams JD Motorsport and ISR.

This weekend's International Formula Master rounds six and seven in Brno, Czech Republic, will see national drivers Josef Kral and Erik Janis take to the Automotodrom with respective teams JD Motorsport and ISR.

Czech team ISR returns to the Series for its first races of the season in time to take part in its national rounds, fielding drivers Janis and Alexander Rossi. The team missed out on the first two IFM events, despite completing a successful pre-season campaign, after main driver Filip Salaquarda graduated to World Series by Renault.

JD Motorsport's Kral on the other hand has his season already well underway with a second-place finish achieved in Spain, and currently lies fourth in the drivers' standings.

"In some ways it can be more difficult to race on home soil," explains the young Czech driver. "There is definitely more pressure but it also gives you the best motivation to give even more. You want to deliver more than your best!

"I had a strong result at our last races and one of JD Motorsport's strength is the ability to set up the car very quickly throughout the weekend, so we can react quickly which might prove useful in Brno as there is a definite question mark over the weather... It might rain!

"I'm still two or three tenths away from Fabio though [Leimer]; we are improving quickly so I hope that will be even less this weekend but he does have the advantage of a season already completed with Jenzer Motorsport. In any case, I really like the track and am aiming for a win."

International Formula Master's Czech race weekend gets underway this Friday with two free practice sessions, followed by qualifying and race one on Saturday, and race two on Sunday. Both rounds will be shown live on Eurosport as follows:

Race 1: Saturday 20 June 2009, from 12:00 GMT live on Eurosport 2
Race 2: Sunday 21 June 2009, from 09:00 GMT live on Eurosport International & Asia Pacific



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17.06.2009 / MaP

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