in Czech Republic's Autodrom Most
The venue located 100km north-west of the country’s capital city opens the busy second half of the season with the title chase taking place across five rounds scheduled in the next seven weeks.
17 drivers will line up on the grid when the lights go out on Saturday afternoon. Local hero Adam Lacko, a multiple winner at his home venue, will once again be the main contender as he will look to add to his tally of wins in front of his home crowd.
Championship leader, Sascha Lenz and Norbert Kiss, currently in third behind Lacko, will both be looking to beat the Czech racer.
Six-time FIA ETRC Champion Jochen Hahn left the opening race with a podium in the bag and will be in contention for another top result in Most. On this occasion, the most decorated FIA ETRC racer in history, will be joined by his son, Lukas, who already scored a podium in the Goodyear Cup last year.
T-Sport Bernau’s Antonio Albacete showed consistent and strong performance at the Hungaroring, scoring two fourth places, and this weekend will be looking for his first podium of the season.
German racers René Reinert and Steffi Halm have both enjoyed strong outings at the season-opener and will be looking to get into the mix with the front runners.
The Goodyear Cup is set to deliver another exciting battle for points on the weekend. Shane Brereton, who returned to the ETRC grid with a bang, winning both races on Sunday in Hungary, is currently on top of the leaderboard.
His compatriot Jamie Anderson, experienced mixed fortunes at the Hungaroring, taking a victory and then suffering from technical issues which left him unable to start the final race of the weekend.
The Brit will be looking to make up for the missed points at Most. German racers Steffen Faas and Clemens Hecker, who both scored points in Hungary, will be aiming for podium finishes this weekend. Buggyra racers Aliyyah Koloc and Téo Calvet will also be in the hunt for points.
The action gets under way with free practice this afternoon and the qualifying scheduled for Saturday morning and two races on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.