Alfa Romeo now “a winning force”, say Romeo Ferraris
Two of the four races held so far in the TCR International Series have been won by an Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, the first in the hands of Davit Kajaia at his home race in Georgia and the second with Dusan Borkovic, who scored his maiden TCR win.
The Romeo Ferraris-built cars’ success makes the Italian cars a serious competitor for wins and titles, claims Team Manager Claudio Bortoletto.
“Two wins out of four races, with the victories in Georgia and Bahrain, confirm we have a competitive car and we have become a winning force in the TCR International Series”, said the Italian. “We have done a great job at Romeo Ferraris during the winter, and the results are speaking for us. We are fully in the fight for all titles, drivers’, teams’ and model of the year, which surely makes us proud.”
Bortoletto praised GE-Force drivers Borkovic and Kajaia, although the Georgian hit a kerb too hard and caused race-ending damages to his Giulietta TCR: “Borkovic has proved to be a quick driver (in Bahrain), just like Kajaia had done a few weeks ago. Unfortunately some zeros mean they are chasing the leader (WRT’s Jean-Karl Vernay), and although it was unfortunate that Davit hit a kerb and damaged the oil sump, it proves nobody is willing to give up an inch, which is positive.”
Michela Cerruti, who was back to driving duties after acting as a team manager in Georgia, tested some new solutions on her car: “Michela helped us by trying some things we didn’t want to risk with Borkovic and Kajaia. Those things did not quite work in the first race, but in Race 2 we made some more changes and they worked. Unfortunately with such a competitive and packed group it’s hard to make up positions. We are now optimistic looking forward to Spa-Francorchamps.”