Tamás Gender was born in 2010 in Budapest and as a child, felt home himself in the workshop and during the race weekends, he happily sit into the race cars or helped the mechanics or enjoyed his time in the pit and on the race track as well. He was amazed by the atmosphere of the sport and it quickly seemed that motorsport would be a determining factor in his life. In 2014, he got his first Parolin go-kart with which the goal of his family was to make him fall in love with the sport. The family took his go-kart to the team’s formula race weekends and if there was a possibility for a little practice on the race tracks, his father was going before him by a scooter to show him the racing line and apex of the corners.

Tomi has started kart racing in 2017, gaining his first experience with Balázs Pődör. He was only collecting the test kilometers this year, a year later he was already racing in the colors of KMS Motorsport. He was competing in the Rotax Micromax category, mainly in national and Central European races for two years.

In the second half of 2019, Gender Tamás Junior was racing with VPD Racing in the Hungarian National Go-Kart Championship, which was his first full racing season. At the end of the season, he finished fifth in the Micromax category of the Hungarian national championship. He was also racing in the CEE - Central European Rotax Max Championship, also in the Micromax category, where he reached 25th place overall at the end of the year. On the occasion of the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, he had a special opportunity as he was able to stand on the grid as a "GridKid" and listen to the Hungarian National Anthem together with the racers.

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Tamas Gender Junior sitting on a black chair, holding his helmet

In 2020, Tomi took part in nearly twenty race weekends and more than fifty races. In the second half of the year, he was able to stand on the podium several times, keeping absolutely in step with the leaders of the category. This resulted in two particularly valuable results: the second place achieved in Belgrade during the FIA ​​CEZ and SERBIAN NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP race weekend on a track completely unknown to him with racing technique of a stronger category among opponents older than his age group. One of his most valuable results so far was born in October 2020 in Kecskemét on the last race weekend of the national championship where he won his first race in difficult conditions on a rainy track and was able to stand on top of the podium. Later in October he received a testing opportunity from the Italian Team Driver team with whom he started in the X30 Mini category of the IAME Series Italy and took 4th place on his debut. He also completed other competitions of the year in the colors of the Italian team, with encouraging results.

In 2021, Tomi continued working together with Team Driver. He started 101 races in 22 race weekends and completed 51 test days in total. In his first full season of racing in the X30 Mini category of the eight-round IAME Series Italy he finished 7th in the championship with 190 points. The Campionato Italiano ACI Karting (Italian open national championship) Thirty-seven of the fifty-eight starters were able to score points in this year's racing season during the five rounds and Gender Tamás Junior collected sixty-two championship points and ended his first MINI 60 Italian championship season in seventh place. Based on the results achieved and the performances shown, his team, Team Driver, the team decided that he could start the next races of the WSK Global Racing System already during the summer.

With the particularly strong international field reaching the final depended on only one or two places on both race weekends which is considered an excellent result for competitors who are making their debut in the series.

From February 2022, he is a member of Parolin Motorsport where he started in the Campionato Italiano ACI Karting MINI60 category as well as in some IAME Series Italy X30 Mini category competitions but most of his races were in the various categories of the WSK. In June 2022 he suffered a rib injury during an Italian championship round in Ugento which forced him to rest. He returned to the Mini category in August but in mid-September he started testing for the OK Junior category.

In addition to participating in races Tomi also invests serious energy in physical and mental preparation. He has been training on a weekly basis in the Fit4Race program for the fourth year specialized in the complex mental and physical preparation of motorsport athletes in which the most successful and well-known national and international car and motorcycle racers also train and prepare for competitions. Since the end of 2020, Felice Tiene, the world champion of the sport, has been supporting his professional development as a driver coach.

In June 2022, the training program of HUMDA Magyar Autó-Motorsport és Zöld Mobilitás-fejlesztési Ügynökség Zrt., the HUMDA Academy, was launched. Thanks to Tomi's achievements so far and his excellent performance in the multi-part selection process, he was included among the supported competitors. Thanks to the support the 29 selected racers can focus on competing in higher-level championships or in more professional conditions.



Transfer to Parolin factory team in February 2022. HUMDA Academy membership in June. Testing in the OKJ category in September. First WSK race in OK Junior category in October.


First comple racing season in Italy with Team Driver. 7th place in IAME Series Italy Mini category and 7th place Campionato Italiano ACI Karting. WSK debut in September 2021.


Hungarian National Go-Kart Championship and FIA CEZ races. 1st place in Kecsekemét, 2nd place in Belgrade. Testing with the Italian Team Driver racing team.


First complete racing season in the Hungarian National Go-Kart Chmpionship, 5th place at the end of the season in the Micromax category. GridKid during the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix.


Preparing for racing, first races in the colors of KMS Motorsport.


Testing in race conditions.


First Parolin go-kart.


Tamas Gender manager, father

Tamas Gender

manager, father
Felice Tiene coach

Felice Tiene

Zsolt Matics Fit4Race

Zsolt Matics

Xavier Feuillee

Xavier Feuillee

321 Perform founder, director
Jamie Croxford

Jamie Croxford

Forza Racing team principal

Series of competitions

WSK logo
WSK is an international karting championship that organizes 6 cups/championships in one season. These are Champions Cup, Super Master Series, Euro Series, Super Cup by Mini, Open Cup and Final Cup. These various championships have been running continuously since the 2010s. The starting competitors are usually divided into four categories: KZ2, OK, OKJ and 60 Mini. Due to the high-quality competitions and numerous categories there are usually more than 100 competitors on each race weekend. Excellent drivers such as Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and Álex Palou have achieved outstanding success.
FIA Karting Championship Junior logo
The first go-kart world championship race took place in 1964 jointly organized by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK). In 1968, the CIK-FIA launched the first junior world championship. From 2011, the championship became five round championship, each of them was held in a different country. From 2014, the World Championship returned to a single event, every year the CIK-FIA OK and OK Junior World Championships are held on one weekend at one location, and the CIK-FIA KZ World Championship is held jointly with the CIK-FIA at another location on another weekend. The third and final round of the KZ2 Super Cup and the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be organized together with the aforementioned series. The separate CIK-FIA Endurance Championship is usually held each year at Le Mans in France. The various continental championships are also popular and prominent among go-karts, such as the CIK-FIA European Championship (for OK, OK junior, KZ, KZ2 and Superkart categories) and the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship.
IAME Series Italy
Trofeo Delle Industrie
Launched in 2020 by promoter RGMMC, the Champions of the Future series has become a must for the best international drivers and teams. Some of the biggest names in the world have already won the competition, some of them now in single-seaters. In 2023, the Champions of the Future Euro Series will be held over five meetings optimally spread between March and September. Based on the FIA Karting regulations, the next season promises to be rich in quality and quantity in the OK and OK-Junior categories, with its calendar aligned with that of the European and World Championships!
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Lázár Lovaspark logo
Zele-Bau logo
Príma Kft. logo