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Petr Fulin and Christjohannes Schreiber in preparation for Magny Cours

2016-07-07

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As in the past, the FIA ETCC absolves the major part of the races before the summer break.

There is no exception in the 2016 season, when the drivers will arrive in Magny Cours France, for the penultimate race. The final race will take place in October in Imola.

In the race in Magny Cours will participate nearly two dozen riders among the three drivers from the Czech Team, Krenek Motorsport: Petr Fulin, Christjohannes Schreiber and junior driver Tomas Koreny.

The last race weekend in Vila Real was crucial for the title fight. At the moment there remain only two contenders in the overall championship. Kris Richard (74p) from Switzerland and two-time FIA ETCC winner Petr Fulin from Czech Republic (72p) separate only two points.

Even is the amount of compensation weight that both drivers have to carry ahead of the French race. Both cars are at the maximum limit with 50kg above the standard homologation weight.

Christjohannes Schreiber, the teammate of Petr Fulin at Krenek Motorsport, gets “only” an additional 24kg. Schreiber is currently listed as 7th overall with 24 points, facing a zero-point weekend in Vila Real, due to driveshaft problems in both races.

“I’m trying to leave behind, what happened in Portugal. The luck was not on my side this weekend, but I am confident that streak of bad luck is eventually over and hopefully I can improve in France. Magny Cours is also completely new for me so I did as much simulator sessions as possible. I will do my best for the last two races of the season and I hope I can make a fresh start in France.”

Final words belong to the teammanager, Mr. Josef Krenek: “After the races on the Nordschleife and Vila Real we will have a standard circuit where we can take a close look how our performance is in relation to the Hondas.

The last two race weekends took place on incredible nice race tracks, but the results were not very informative for us, regarding where we stand compared to our rivals. The classic race track is all more predictable and meaningful for us.”

The French weekend starts on Friday at 13:30 with a free test. On Saturday there is another test followed by the qualification at 15:00.

The two races take place on Sunday at 10:50 and 12:35 and will be broadcast live on Eurosport 2 or via live stream on the official-website www.fiaetcc.com.