Janík Motorsport has confirmed its plans for the 2023 season, which will see the Czech team leave the TCR Europe series and instead focus on a three-car campaign in TCR Eastern Europe.
Last year the team ran a pair of Hyundai Elantra N TCR cars for Mat’o Homola and Jáchym Galáš. Homola missed the final two events due to a wrist injury, leaving Galáš to end the year as the team’s best-ranked driver in the standings in ninth, after picking up one win.
Whilst Galáš is not part of the team’s plans for this year, Homola will race with the outfit in TCR Eastern Europe, where he is sure to be one of the favourites for the title.
Slovak racer Homola previously evented two TCR Eastern Europe events in 2022, winning twice at the Slovakiaring and securing thee podium finishes out of four race starts.
Polish karting graduate Karol Czepiel will also race an Elantra, whilst Adam Kout and Petr Semerád will share the team’s third Elantra this season. Semerád was a title contender with the team in 2022.
Last year, the team also competed full-time in TCR Eastern Europe, with Team Principal Václav Janík ending the year fourth overall, having finished on the podium four times in a Hyundai i30 N TCR.
The team has not ruled out returning to TCR Europe in the future.
“By winning the team points last year and being second in the individuals, our ambitions are the highest,” said Janík.
“We are going to at least defend last year’s successes and make up for what we ‘missed’ last year.
“Maťo is fast and experienced driver, so we expect top positions from him. He will also support our new drivers.”