Podzimní cena Brna took place the last weekend of September and was part of the Czech National Championship. Our focus was on the Division 4 cars where GT cars race against DTM and other heavily modified touring cars. After the 3-Hour Endurance race on Saturday, which was easily won by two Charouz-entered Mercedes-Benz DTM cars, two Sprint races followed on Sunday. While it was still sunny during the first part of the weekend, on Sunday it was rainy, wet and very cold, just 7 °C, weather. Unlike last year during Epilog, the DTM cars did not skip the race. Together three cars were entered. Ján Daniš started from the Pole Position in a Charouz's car but in the race he was slow, running only seventh and already in the third lap he went off the track. On the other side, also from the first row starting Audi A4 DTM driven by Filip Sládečka had an excellent start and then led from the start to the finish. He was followed by Luka Lichtner-Hoyer in the second. Miroslav Konopka in a Porsche 997 GT3-RSR had an excellent start when he moved from the behind to the second place for a while. Then he usually ran third but near the end of the race he was caught by a previous Porsche Cup race winner Zdeno Mikulaško who managed to overtake him and built almost a two second advantage when they crossed the finish line after 10 laps of the race.
There were together 26 starters of which 23 finished the race but one was not classified. Most frequent cars in the field were Porsche 997s and various winged BMW M3s. There were also two Ferraris, one of which was driven by the only woman in the race, Michaela Pešková (she finished 17th), couple of Seats, one Renault Mégane with a large rear wing, lone Chrysler Viper, which was among the quickest GTs but had a slight accident in the 5th lap and retired. Another unique GT car in the field was a GT4-like Ginetta G50 driven by Aleš Jirásek. He finished 12th.
There was also a rare Pagani Zonda present in the Endurance race the day before but this was not entered by its owner and diver Herbeck for the Sprint. It is strange because the car did not manage to cover more laps than 7 in the Endurance race, a performance pretty usual for the car, so in the Sprint race its chances for reaching a position would have been much higher.
Apart from other races, like Škoda Octavia Cup or national Formula, there was also a 2-litre class race of Division 4. There were much less intersting cars, consisted mainly of various hatch back style machines. But several decent cars took the part and in the end two of them, a real GT cars, completely dominated the race. The race was first led by Martin Sedlák in a car called as K-1 Attack Racing but at the end of the race he lost the duel for the win to Tomáš Kusý in Lotus Exige.
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