Season opener at the Hungaroring

Drexler-Automotive Formula Cup

Next weekend (08.-10.04.22) the new circuit season will start for the Drexler Formula Cup. As part of the FIA CEZ Championship, the Hungaroring just outside the Hungarian capital will be the venue. The event also heralds the start of the motorsport year in Hungary. In addition, points will be awarded in the Austrian Racing Car Championship. In total, the Drexler Formula Cup has eight events on the calendar in 2022. "After the TopJet F2000 Series has completed its season opener in Mugello, we are now entering the season. Of course, we hope that all eight race weekends will take place. Last year we had to deal with cancellations and noticeable cutbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic," says coordinator Franz Wöss. At the season opener in Hungary, pilots from eight nations are expected in the formula field. The strongest team in terms of numbers comes from Austria. With Luca Iannaccone (ITA), newcomer David Richert (CAN), Daniel Tapinos (GRE) and Attila Penzes (HUN), the Franz Wöss Racing team provides four drivers in Formula 3. In addition to Penzes, Janos Magyar, Adam Kovacs and Benjamin Berta have a home game.

Benjamin Berta

The competitors' eyes are likely to be on Benjamin Berta in particular, who was able to convince with a victory in the opening race of the Italian TopJet F2000 Series in the 2nd race at Mugello. Berta comes from Formula 4 and had a successful season last year in Formula 3 in the Drexler Formula Cup. His closest rival at the Hungaroring will be Paolo Brajnik (SRB). He won race 1 in Mugello and wants to challenge Benjamin Berta for a possible success at his home race. The Speed Center team is coming to Hungary with two pilots. Philipp Todtenhaupt (GER) and Nic Hayek (SUI) want to start successfully into the new season. In Formula Renault, Dr. Norbert Groer (AUT) wants to defend his title from last year. In doing so, it is not only for the Austrian to score as many points as possible in the first meeting. The programme of the FIA CEZ Championship is also well filled with GT and touring car classes. Not only the races of the FIA CEZ D4 GT category should be the highlight, but also the races of the TCR Eastern Europe promise a lot of excitement with a top-class field of the international TCR category. Friday (08.04.22) is scheduled for the free practice sessions. On Saturday (09.04.22), the first qualifying session for the Drexler Formula Cup will take place at 10:30. Around 13.30 hrs the 1st race will take place. On Sunday (10.04.22) the second qualifying will follow at 11.25 am. The second round of the Drexler Formula Cup will take place at 14:30.

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