One of the new features of this year’s champions is a Nations Cup, which ranks nationalities based on results of the drivers. And currently, the best drivers come from the Czech Republic, which leads the standings ahead of Poland and Hungary.
The Czech drivers have managed to accumulate the biggest amount of point in the first three events of the season. The smallest margin between the 1st and 2nd places was at the beginning of the season at Hungaroring, where local drivers almost got ahead of Czechs. However, in Austria and Croatia, Polish drivers had much better results and got ahead of Hungarian drivers to take 2nd place.
The Nations Cup and the Junior Trophy for drivers under 25 years are two new categories in this season. There are two more rounds to go and there are still lots of points to be given. However, the Czech Republic has a solid lead ahead of Poland, while Polish drivers need to watch out for their Hungarian rivals. Serbians are currently 4th ahead of Slovak drivers.
“We use the same scoring system as for the Junior Trophy. So the amount of points directly depends on the number of entries (more here), so it‘s fair. There are 6 categories in total – GT, TWC, TC, TCR, Formula and Endurance. And we always count only the best four results (more here). As you can see, Slovenian drivers lead the Cup series, while Serbian drivers are strong in TCR and TC. However, the Czechs, Hungarian and Polish drivers are pretty good at everything. Similarly to the Junior Trophy, this Nations Cup should motivate each FIA-CEZ federations to establish national teams and support junior drivers,“ said a promoter Josef Křenek.