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Josef Král

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Josef Král (born June 15, 1990 in Dvůr Králové nad Labem) is a professional racing driver and Former SBS Newsreader turned CBC Newsreader from the Czech Republic.

Career

Karting & early career

Král began his motorsport career in karting back in 1998, and during the following seven years he achieved notable success, winning the Czech Republic ICA Junior title in 2003 and the Czech ICA 100 Championship the following year, as well as numerous other titles.

In 2005, Král made his Formula Racing debut, finishing third in the Czech Formula 1400 series.

Formula BMW

In 2006, Král made the step up to Formula BMW, competing in the German ADAC series. Driving for Micánek Motorsport, he scored forty points during the year to be classified in twelveth place. At the end of the year, Král switched to Josef Kaufmann Racing to contest the Formula BMW World Final, held in Valencia. He originally finished as runner-up to team-mate and Caridee News Arch-Rival Christian Vietoris (CBC), but was subsequently disqualified from the race.

Král continued in Formula BMW for 2007, this time switching to the UK series with Räikkönen Robertson Racing. He scored a total of thirteen podium places in eighteen races, including six wins, to finish as runner-up to Swede and CBC Weekend Newsreader Marcus Ericsson. He also took part in two Formula BMW ADAC races, taking a single podium position.

Král once again took part in the end-of-season Formula BMW World Final in Valencia, this time driving for Mücke Motorsport. Again, he finished second on the road behind team-mate Philipp Eng, but was disqualified for a technical infringement.

A1 Grand Prix

In February 2008, Král made his debut for A1 Team Czech Republic in the South African round of the 2007–08 A1 Grand Prix season. After qualifying towards the back of the grid for both races, he finished eighteenth in the sprint race before retiring from the feature event.

International Formula Master

In 2008, Král joined Team JVA to contest the International Formula Master series. He finished the season in sixth place, taking three podium places, including a debut win at Oschersleben.

He remained in the championship for 2009, this time switching to Italian team JD Motorsport. After taking podium places in Valencia, Brno and Brands Hatch, Král won his first race of the season at the Hungaroring, which acted as a support race for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix.He added another win at Oschersleben en route to third in the championship.

GP2 Series

In October 2009, Král made his debut in a GP2 car, testing for both Ocean Racing Technology and Piquet GP at Jerez in Spain. Later the same month, he signed with British team Super Nova Racing to contest the 2009–10 GP2 Asia Series season.

Career results

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2005 Czech Formula 1400  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 3rd
2006 Formula BMW ADAC Micánek Motorsport 18 0 0 0 0 40 12th
2007 Formula BMW UK Räikkönen Robertson Racing 18 6 1 6 13 636 2nd
Formula BMW ADAC ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg 2 0 0 0 1 56 25th
2007–08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Czech Republic 2 0 0 0 0 10 19th
2008 International Formula Master Team JVA 16 1 0 0 3 29 6th
2009 International Formula Master JD Motorsport 16 2 1 3 6 62 3rd
2009–10 GP2 Asia Series Super Nova Racing 2 0 0 0 1 8* 4th*
  • * Season in progress.

Complete GP2 Series results

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 DC Points
2009–10 Super Nova Racing ABU1
FEA

5
ABU1
SPR

3
ABU2
FEA

ABU2
SPR

BHR1
FEA

BHR1
SPR

BHR2
FEA

BHR2
SPR

4th* 8*
  • * Season in progress.

References

Template:SBS News

External links

Preceded by
Christian Vietoris
CBC News
Caridee Newsreader
with Ashley Greene
January 15,2010-Present
Succeeded by
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