European 24 Hour Series champion Josef Kral has joined Praga Cars as head of motorsport.
The Czech racing driver, who was the lead driver in the 2019 Creventic European 24 Hours Series championship winning team, will work as an advisor for VR Motorsport.
Kral will combine his professional racing commitment with supporting VR Motorsport’s three Praga R1s and a fourth R1 due to race in select UK races.
Core roles include driver development, test-driving, e-sport consultancy and technical advice.
Commenting on his new role, Kral said, “Hopefully I can help the VR Motorsport drivers in Britcar when we get back on track. I’ll be following the progress of the kids racing in Praga Karts in the UK this season too – karts are where I started racing and winning trophies and it would be great to think we can find a future F1 world champion at the wheel of a Praga in the UK!”
Kral was part of the three-man Bohemia Energy Racing with Scuderia Praha team that won the Creventic European 24 Hour Series in a Ferrari 488 GT3.
Mark Harrison, head of commercial operations at Praga Cars, said, “I’m looking forward to welcoming Josef to our Britcar challenge when we get the green light to go racing. His race-winning exploits, from karting through to the 488 GT3, mean he will be able to provide the team with invaluable advice. He’s also got that perfect balance of experience for our Britcar drivers having raced successfully in the UK in his teenage years, and more recently has raced alongside, and advised, talented gentlemen drivers.”