Gender Racing was back on Autodrom Most after more than ten years and in a completely new F4 CEZ championship certified by FIA. This is why the more than 40 laps of the three free practice sessions were particularly useful, allowing the team to find the right settings.
In a rather close qualifying session, Gender Racing Team’s Oliver Michl qualified sixth on the grid. Saturday’s qualifying was followed by the first race in the afternoon, which was still on a dry track. The GRT driver finished the race in sixth position.
„Our first race went well in dry conditions. For the second race, the rain arrived this morning, which we didn’t expect. We made the decision very quickly and adapted the car to the wet settings, but Oliver has very few test kilometres with this car in rainy conditions,” says team manager Tamás Gender.
„“The track is very new to me and the weather has been very changeable and we’ve had more successful races before, but this weekend we were a little less lucky and the results didn’t come today as we expected,” explained Oliver Michl.
The field started with a rolling start behind the safety car, but the wet track still gave the drivers a hard time. The race was characterised by a lot of slips and spin-outs, with Oliver taking the chequered flag in seventh place. The third race started on a slowly drying track, but unfortunately the final race was the least fortunate for the GRT driver. Unfortunately, after hardly hitting a kerb, the front wing of the F4 T-421 was damaged which was forcing Oliver to make a pit stop. The team carried out a quick nose change, but this meant that he could only finish the race at the back of the field. Nevertheless, the GRT driver scored valuable points this race weekend and with 76 points, he now sits fifth in the championship standings and is looking forward to the rest of the season.