Erik Janiš

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Erik Janiš
Erik Janis.JPG
Janiš in 2007.
Nationality Czech Republic Czech
Born (1987-09-23) 23 September 1987 (age 30)
Olomouc (Czechoslovakia)
International Formula Master career
Debut season 2007
Current team ISR Racing
Car no. 20
Starts 16
Wins 0
Poles 0
Fastest laps 0
Best finish 6th in 2009
Previous series
2007-08
2007
2006-2007
2006
2003
A1 Grand Prix
FIA GT3s
C. Pojistovna, Škoda Octavias
Supercopa SEAT Leon Germany
Formula BMW ADAC
Championship titles
2007 C. Pojistovna, Škoda Octavias

Erik Janiš (born 23 September 1987) is Czech racing driver, currently driving in International Formula Master. To his biggest achievements belongs winning rookie rankings in F3 Euro Series. His manager is Antonín Charouz.

Career[edit]

Karting[edit]

Erik Janis started his racing career in 1994 in kart racing (Comer 80 class).[1] He drove this Comer 80 class until 1998 when he left it as quadruple Czech Champion. In 1998 Erik also drove Kadet class which he achieved to win in the next season 1999. That season and the next one (2000 season) he also won prestigious class ICA-J 100 in Czech Championship.

2001 season was very successful for Erik. He achieved another win ICA-J 100 kart class and also Czech Go-Kart Championship — Kadet ICA — Junior 100 class. In European ICA 100 championship he was awarded by Green helmet and in his fourteen years he became the youngest winner of Czech Golden wheel award. In 2002 season he won kart class ICA-J 100 in Czech Championship for the last time. That season was also his first in Czech Touring Car Championship (Ford Fiesta).

In 2003 season Erik change for ADAC BMW Junior Cup. After that experience he returned in go-kart racing (ICC 125 class). In 2004 he achieved fifth place in German Championship and seventh place in European Series. He crowned his successful go-kart career with winning European Championship of ICC 125 class in 2005.

  • 2005 : Wins the CIK-FIA European ICC Championship, Intercontinental C
  • 2004 : 7th in the CIK-FIA European ICC Championship, Intercontinental C ; 5th in the German Karting Championship
  • 2002 : Wins the Czech International Karting Championship, ICA-J 100 class ; Wins the Czech International Championship of circuit racing, Division 4 (under 1,400 cc (youngest winner in the history) ; 26th in the European Championship ICA Junior
  • 2001 : Wins the Czech International Karting Championship, ICA-J 100 class ; Win the European Go-Kart Championship, Kadet Class (Green helmet ranking) ; Wins the Golden Steering Wheel Award, Karting category (youngest winner in the history)
  • 2000 : Wins the Czech International Go-Kart Championship, ICA-J 100 class ; 15th in the European Go-Kart Championship, Kadet Class (Green helmet ranking)
  • 1999 : Wins the Czech Karting Championship, ICA-J 100 class and Win in cadet Class ; Win the Czech Autoclub Award, Karting category
  • 1998 : Wins the Czech Karting Championship, Comer 80 class and 9th in cadet class
  • 1997 : Wins the Czech Karting Championship, Comer 80 class
  • 1996 : Wins the Czech Karting Championship, Comer 80 class
  • 1995 : Wins the Czech Karting Championship, Comer 80 class
  • 1994 : 9th in the Czech Karting Championship, Comer 80 class

Touring car and sports cars[edit]

Erik gained first experience in touring cars in 2002 season. In Czech Touring Car Championship — Division 4 up to 1400cc he drove Ford Fiesta, he won and became the youngest champion of Czech Touring Car Championship's history.

In 2006 Erik Janis participated in Ceska Pojistovna, Škoda Octavia Cup for the first time and he stand up to competition. He won two races and finished sixth overall.

Erik continued in Ceska Pojistovna, Škoda Octavia Cup in 2007 season. That year he achieved the title two races before the season's finish.[1]

Furthermore, in 2007 he gained experience on foreign circuits. He started in FIA GT3 European Championship (Lamborghini Gallardo GT3. His best result was a second place at Silverstone with Jaromir Jirik.[2] Erik also drove in International Formula Masters.

Formulas[edit]

In 2007-08, Erik joined A1 Team Czech Republic to take part in the A1 Grand Prix series as main driver.[3]

In 2008, he raced as a Mercedes-Benz factory pilot, in the Formula Three Euroseries with Mücke Motorsport.[4] In his first season in F3 Euro Series he won the rookie rankings.

In 2009 Erik Janis took part in complete testing program of International Formula Master series. However, he missed two opening rounds. Then he came back to series with Czech ISR team. At Hungaroring, Hungary, he achieved his first podium result in IFM (3rd place in Sunday race), then he gained another two third places (Spa and Oschersleben). Erik appeared also in Le Mans Series with Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT car at Spa, Belgium. Together with team mates Peter Kox and Filip Salaquarda they finished second in LMGT1 class. Erik started also in brand new series Lamborghini Super Trofeo with Lamborghini Racing Eastern Europe team.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles FLaps Points Pos.
2009 International Formula Master ISR Racing 12 0 0 0 42 6th
2008 Formula Three Euroseries Mücke Motorsport 20 0 0 0 5 21st
2007-08 A1 Grand Prix A1 Team Czech Republic 6 0 0 0 1 19th (1)
2007 International Formula Master ISR Racing 4 0 0 0 2 25th
Ceska Pojistovna, Škoda Octavia Cup 4 1st
FIA GT3 European Championship S-Berg Racing 4 0 19 6th
2006 Ceska Pojistovna, Škoda Octavia Cup 2 6th
Supercopa SEAT Leon Germany Team LogiPlus
powered by Konrad Motorsport
4 0 0 0 NC
2003 Formula BMW ADAC 12 0 0 0 12 20th
  • (1) = Team standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Biography Archived 2008-07-31 at the Wayback Machine. erikjanis.cz
  2. ^ Janis Bio fiagt3.com
  3. ^ Erik Janis earned the whole weekend at home Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. erikjanis.cz (12 October 2007)
  4. ^ Janis is Mercedes Benz factory pilot Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine. erikjanis.cz (1 December 2007)

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