23/09/2007 Brno Race 2 Quotes:
Erik JANIS – nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, 3rd : "We decided to change very early, in order to have a different strategy to all the other cars. We are happy with this result. Jaromir did a good job at the beginning, as he had to drive with a harder group. I have to thank him for what he did today. The car was much better than yesterday, we saved tyres and we concentrated to keep more grip until the end. I had to fight really hard during the last lap, in order to overtake Gilles Vannelet, and I’m really pleased to finish on the podium today, for our home race. Of course we wanted to win, but at the end we had a good week end.”
Jaromir JIRIK – nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, 3rd : "Erik did a really good job during the entire week-end. During my stint, it was not easy. The start was a huge moment, and my main goal was to do not have any accidents: in the middle of the field it is always dangerous. Then I went as early as possible to the pits, in order to give the wheel to Erik Janis, as Erik was incredibly fast here. We would like to go to Dubai, but we have to wait for the decision from our team.”
Behind todays winners, von Gartzen and Pirri, Arnaud Peyrolles and James Ruffier finished second, and on their home track, Janis and Jirik finished third, first of the Lamborghinis. In 6th position, Forsten and Soulet are first of the Fords, Lagniez and Makowiecki are the best Aston Martin competitors.
The last round in Dubaï is going to be exceptional!
Lamborghini, Ford, Aston Martin and other makes will influence the
outcome of the Championship
On their home track, Erik Janis and Jaromir Jirik, in the nr 15 S-Berg Racing Team Lamborghini Gallardo, put in another good performance in the second race. Once again first of the Lamborghinis, both Czech drivers were happy to finish the week end on the podium. In sixth position, Maxime Soulet and Mikael Forsten, in the nr 45 Matech Concepts Ford GT, were happy to be on the pace, for their first race in this car, and hope that they will raise the rhythm in Dubai, a good track for their car. First of the Aston Martins, but only 9th today, Frederic Makowiecki and Jean-Claude Lagniez had a good start to the race, but could not keep the pace until the finish as the car was getting harder and harder to drive lap after lap. As with many competitors, they are now looking forward to Dubai, in order to finish the season with a good result.
22/09/2007 Brno Race 1 Quotes:
Erik JANIS – nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, 4th : "The race was quite good at the beginning. The car was good, I found a good rhythm, quite fast. The only problem for us was the Safety Car. I wanted to push very hard at the beginning, but with the Safety Car I lost a few important laps. The car was over-steering from the start of the race, so it was not good for the tyres. When Jaromir Jirik was on the track it was harder for him, as our tyres were not in a good condition anymore. We have to work on the car for the second race of the week. To win we need to keep the same speed during the entire race, so we have to improve the car for the second race."
Jaromir JIRIK – nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, 4th : "My stint was really hard. The car was over-steering a lot, and it was not easy to go until the finish. Erik did an incredible job, he was the fastest today. As he said, we will try to find a better setup for tomorrow, and if we manage to have a more consistent car, we will fight for the first position I hope."
ERIK JANIS LOVES THE HOME TRACK
Recently chosen to represent the Czech Republic in the A1 GP, Erik Janis is really motivated to do well in Brno, his home track. The Czech driver immediately set the fastest time, in the nr 15 S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo. He then improved, and went back to the pits: “We decided before the session that we would only do two fast laps, as we wanted to save our tyres for the race. So we know that we have good tyres for the race. We are confident. I hope we will be lucky, and that we might get a good result. It is important for us”. So while both local heroes, Erik Janis and Jaromir Jirik, will do their best to win this first race
Erik JANIS, nr 15 S-Berg Racing Team Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 : “I’m quite happy with our set up, the car is working well. It is a long time since I have driven this car and I just came back from the A1 GP test, and of course there is a huge different between those cars. This is my home circuit, I want a good result here. Jaromir Jirik is also very happy with the car. As usual it is going to be very tight.”
For the first time, the FIA GT3 European Championship is racing in
Brno, a technical and tricky track, where it is quite hard to find the
good line. The local heroes, Erik Janis and Jaromir Jirik, in nr 15
S-Berg Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, set the fastest time of the day,
and are ready to fight on their home track. With nine cars within the same
second during the second free practice session, both races are going to
be, once again, very close.
The weather was sunny, with very good track conditions
Four Czech drivers are racing at their home track. In nr 15 S-Berg Racing Team Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, Erik Janis, recently selected to defend the Czech Republic team in the A1 GP, raced with his usual team mate, Jaromir Jirik. Setting a good pace since the beginning of the season, Janis and Jirik will do their best to win in front of their supporters. Jiri Skula and Martin Matzke are back in the nr 17 Martini Callaway Racing Team Corvette Z06R GT3, on a track where they both have a nice feeling.
Both cars were on display during the Breakfast Show on CTV1, live from Brno track.
38 cars are in Brno, for the fourth round of the season.
Their best result up to date has been second place from Silverstone and other possibilities were missed due innocent collisions of technical problems. The preparation for Brno race has gone well and Janis, Jirik duo want to finish at the top. Erik Janis has came to Brno almost straight from the A1GP test at Silverstone.
Erik Janis: “I like Lambo right from the very first test that took place at
Brno in the spring. It is a good car. It is one of the reasons why I am
looking forward to the weekend. Moreover, it is fantastic to fight in front of
home fans, I hope that a lot of them will come. We work well together with
Jara and we should fight in the front. The fans will have an opportunity
to see great racing. There will be almost 40 GT3 cars. Tomas Enge will start
in the FIA GT race and do not forget the Czech championship or Ceska
Pojistovna Skoda Octavia Cup.”
Especially in Brno, the S-Berg Racing Lamborghini cars should be closely watched, most particularly those of Czech driver Jaromir Jirik, who will share the nr 15 Lamborghini Gallardo with Jan Danis. Racing at home, Jirik will be motivated to get a good result. Another 100% Czech team, made up of Jiri Skula and Martin Matzke, could also create a surprise in one of the Martini Callaway Corvettes.