Vonka To Sebring
The Czech team Vonka Racing will be in the line-up at the Mobil
1 12 Hours of Sebring next month, the first entry for a Czech team
in the 12 Hours, and only the second for a Czech driver –
writes Jan Baranovic.
Ah - From
memory I can name Karel Dolejší, who raced at Sebring
in the mid 1990s, earlier than Tomas Enge - comments Martin
Krejci. Vonka tried to be the first Czech team and driver
at Le Mans in 1995, I was part of it, he was also in the Sebring
entry but was without a suitable car, while Dolejší
managed both Sebring and Le Mans, plus some BPR races.
Vonka has submitted an entry for himself, (fairly) regular 2005
FIA GT co-driver Mauro Casadei and London-based Dane Bo McCormick.
The latter has been a regular in Britcar, in his Ferrari 360, and
raced at Daytona last month in the Mastercar Ferrari. He’s
going to compete in Belcar this season, again in his Ferrari 360.
The team will
arrive in Florida on March 12, with being shipped to Florida, after
a quick turnaround after last year’s trip to the FIA GT race
Tomas Enge is
the only other Czech driver to have raced at Sebring.
is pictured in the Vonka Porsche at Silverstone, last May.
team was very interested to go to Sebring and the (probable) cancellation
of Bucarest made a big hole until Silverstone on May 6,” explains
Mauro Casadei. “I am very familiar with the Florida facility
and I am taking care of all the organisation for the team (flight,
Mauro can also
organise trips for Europeans keen to follow not just the race but
the fortunes of the Vonka team, as he explains.
£999, I can offer a flight from anywhere in Europe to Miami,
six nights in a 3 star hotel (one hour from the track), a rental
car, a ticket for the infield at Sebring – and, for a modest
additional price, an overcrew pass with the team.”
For more information:
"The aim is to provide an opportunity for people
who want to watch the Sebring 12 Hours to do so with the Vonka team
- and have a good time in Florida," sums up Mauro Casadei.