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Gabriela Jílková and Cindy Gudet to contest GT4 Europe with Matmut Évolution

Czech GT4 ace Gabriela Jílková will make her GT4 European return after a one year break and will team up with Cindy Gudet - who makes her GT racing debut with French team Matmut Évolution in a latest-generation Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evo.


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After a strong season in the FFSA French GT Championship, the Matmut Évolution team will extend its engagement and is set to start its program in the GT4 European series with two latest-generation Toyota GR Supra GT4 Evos and an all-female team in the Pro-Am class.


Czech driver Gabriela Jílková will make her return into the series since 2022, and will continue her work with Matmut Évolution after last year's campaign in the French GT Championship together with Lucile Cypriano, where she finished third in the Pro-Am class with six podium finishes.


Jílková - also known as Quick Gabi, started her motor racing adventure at the age of five in karting, and progressed into single-seaters in the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC in 2012. She would then venture into touring cars as well as GT championships, including the Renault Clio Cup and the 24H Series.


In late 2019, she was part of the selections for the all-female championship W Series but then focused her efforts on GT racing: at the wheel of a Mercedes AMG GT4, Jílková contested the ADAC GT4 Germany championship in 2021- claiming two podiums in one of the most competitive GT4 series in Europe - and made her debut in the European series.

Her progression in GT4 continued in 2022, as Jílková combined a double program in ADAC GT4 with the European GT4 Series.


She was then one of the winners of the all female "Volant 100% Feminin" by Matmut in 2023, as she secured the seat with Cypriano, proving her worth with a remarkably competitive season. At the same time, she made her debut in prototype racing and joined Van Ommen Racing in the LMP3 Duqueine in Prototype Cup Germany. Jílková soon became the first woman to claim victory in the series, with a stellar performance at Zandvoort.


Towards the end of the 2023 season, Jílková joined the Porsche Formula E team and tested the electric single seater at the rookie tests in Valencia. She is currently development driver for the Stuttgart-based team.


Alongside her commitments with Porsche, Gabriela will thus return to GT4 competitions with Matmut, and will do so teaming up with Cindy Gudet - who is a newcomer to the GT racing world and will make her debut in the series. Gudet is not a motorsport rookie though, as she's better known as a six-time French Hillclimb champion and also competed on ice racing and rallying.


The season will start on the 5th to 7th April at Paul Ricard/France.


GT4 Europe Series 2024

5th-7th April / Paul Ricard, France

17th-19th May / Misano, Italy

28th-30th June / Spa-Franchorchamps, Belgium

19th-21st July / Hockenheim, Germany

20th-22nd August / Monza, Italy

22nd-23rd November / Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Photo by Gruppe C Photography

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