This weekend, Tamás Gender Junior will be racing in the third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series in Rodby, Denmark, representing his new team, Forza Racing.
Every motorsport enthusiast has probably heard of George Russell, the 25-year-old Formula 1 driver for Mercedes. But perhaps fewer people know that in 2012, at only 14 years old, he made history at the CIK-FIA European Karting Championship by becoming the first driver to successfully defend his title in the junior category. He did it in the colours of Forza Racing, which was then making its debut on the international karting scene. This is the team where Tamás Gender Junior will make his debut at the next race weekend.
Over the past decade, the British-based Forza Racing team has grown into a successful and renowned team, nurturing numerous drivers and achieving significant results in both the OK and OKJ categories. From WSK competitions to European Championship races and other prestigious events, the team has made its mark. They celebrated European Championship titles in 2012 and 2017, and in the latter year, they also secured a World Championship title. Forza Racing competes in various esteemed series and places great emphasis on the development and preparation of karting drivers.
The Hungarian Motorsport Academy-supported Gender Tamás Junior has already tested with the stable, and the first race will take place at the completely rebuilt Rodby Karting Ring, 160 km from Copenhagen, this weekend, between 2 and 4 June. The Hungarian driver got acquainted with the 1246-meter-long asphalt strip during the test and immediately liked it. “It’s a rhythmic and enjoyable track, and I’m looking forward to trying it out under race conditions. I’m preparing for the weekend with great motivation, and the teamwork with my new team is going well, although the process of integration is ongoing. The team provides great support, and it truly feels like a big family. I feel good,” summarized the Hungarian driver about his experiences so far.
After the free practice, qualifying will take place in the early afternoon on Thursday 1st June, followed by the first heats. These will continue on Friday, with the Prefinal and Final on Saturday. Throughout the entire weekend, you can follow the live timing HERE and the detailed results HERE.