Brazilian teams enjoy group test ahead of new season

The Brazilian teams that are registered to compete in TCR South America this season have come together for a special group test ahead of the inaugural season.

W2 Racing, Prop Car, Piquet Sports, Cobra Racing and MC Tubarão took the track at a private circuit in the state of São Paulo, with a range of drivers spending time at the wheel.

Raphael Reis – who is already confirmed for this season – drove the W2 Racing Honda alongside Gabriel Lusquiños, Thiago Marques and Guga Lima, with MC Tubarão’s confirmed pairing Marcio Basso and Guilherme Reischl track in the team’s Audi RS 3 LMS.

Fabio Casagrande was the sole driver in Prop Car’s Alfa Romeo, whilst both Adalberto Baptista and Rodrigo Baptista drove the Cobra Racing Audi.

Rodrigo Baptista also sampled the Piquet Sports Hyundai Elantra alongside Pedro Aizza, Sergio Jimenez and Beto Monteiro.

“We are very satisfied with the initiative of the teams to promote this joint activity,” Mauricio Slaviero, promoter of TCR South America in Brazil, said.

“It shows the strength of the category and that the great protagonists of Brazilian motorsport are committed to the project of the category. The TCR South America is already a reality and the beautiful images of the nine cars on the track attest to that. We must have other tests before the season starts.”