Czech & Slovak News
Jan Baranovic brings us up to date with developments in
the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Motorsport / Commerz Racing
The Slovakian team Machanek Motorsport will join forces with the
Czech team Commerz Racing to run a brand new Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
this year – in a mixed season of racing.
The new RSR
was delivered on March 9 (photo), and will be driven by Rudolf Machanek
and Jaroslav Honzik: the programme concentrates on the Czech Endurance
Championship, but with three FIA GT races on the schedule too:
28.3. Monza FIA GT
29.4 - 2.5. Brno Czech endurance
13. – 16.5. Hockenheim
20. – 23.5. Most Czech endurance
28. – 30.5. Brno FIA GT
3. – 6.6. Most Czech endurance
29.7 - 1.8. Spa 24 h FIA GT
12. – 15.8. Most Czech endurance
23. – 26.9. Brno Czech endurance
7. – 9.10. Brno Epilog / – endurance race, 6 hours.
2. BMW Team Kramsky
owner and driver Otakar Kramsky has ‘raced’ in
both the European and Czech hillclimb series for many years (Czech
Champion in years ‘95, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, ’00
and ‘01) with GT BMWs or Osella-BMW prototypes.
he is preparing and building his own GTR BMW: for circuit races
he already has a BMW M3 E36 GTR (below), but the second stage of
his project for 2004 is the build and development of a V8 GTR E46
(right) for the Czech endurance championship.
to race in the 24 hour events at Spa and the Nurburgring, but those
plans depend on finding the necessary budget.
We reported in January that Tomas Enge would concentrate on rallying
this year: that’s all changed, and the 2003 Le Mans GTS winner
will now compete with Ma-Con Engineering, for another stab (his
last) at F3000. He’s raced 45 times in the category so far,
and should therefore pass Marco Apicella’s all-time record