EU3: Erik Janis preview

FIA GT3: Erik Janis Looking Forward To Superfast Monza Magic Monza, that's how many drivers and fans call the legendary track near Milan. Erik Janis is soon to come across the circuit as the FIA GT3 European championship starts up again after ...

FIA GT3: Erik Janis Looking Forward To Superfast Monza

Magic Monza, that's how many drivers and fans call the legendary track near Milan. Erik Janis is soon to come across the circuit as the FIA GT3 European championship starts up again after races in Silverstone and Bucharest; the Czech driver can't be missing, of course. He will try to be as successful as in England where he finished 2nd in his Lamborghini Gallardo. The younger of the Janis brothers is in great shape: he consolidated his lead in the Ceska Pojistovna-Skoda Octavia Cup in Brno last weekend during the WTCC. He is thus confident before Monza.

Janis will again alternate behind the wheel with Jaromir Jirik, who's recovered from his serious accident in Bucharest. In the uncaused crash, he hurt his knee and destroyed the s-berg racing's Gallardo.

Besides the duo Janis-Jirik, Slovak Jan Danis will show up in another Lamborghini. His mate in the car will be Vadim Kuzminych of Russia. Youngsters Jiri Skula and Martin Matzke will return in the cockpit of Corvette Z06R GT3, representing the Martini Callaway Racing team.

Erik Janis: "I can't wait. I've driven no more than two laps in Monza so far - that was in spring when I tested the Pagani Zonda. That's why I can't say I know the circuit. But I've tasted it and I look forward to racing there. Mainly because of the high speeds the cars reach. I guess I can attack 300 kmph. Like in Silverstone, I and Jara Jirik can think high; I hope we will succeed."

-credit: erik janis

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Jaromir Jirik , Erik Janis , Martin Matzke , Jiri Skula