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Bia Figueiredo set for TCR South America debut with Cobra Racing

Bia Figueiredo will make her TCR South America debut this year, driving an Audi RS 3 LMS for Cobra Racing Team.

“This is my first full championship season for two years and I’m very happy to join Cobra Racing Team in TCR South America,” said Bia Figueiredo.

“I’m very grateful to Nono [Figueiredo, team manager] and happy to drive an Audi, a brand which I have always been very close to throughout my life.”

The 37-year-old drove selected GT races last year, including the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, and her previous experiences includes Formula Renault Brazil and Indy Lights where she finished third overall in 2008.

“We are very happy to have Bia in the team and in addition to being a valuable driver, her presence on the grid will bring more interest to the category,” said team manager Nono Figueiredo.

“It will be her TCR debut, but I think with her experience she will adapt quickly and soon fight for the top positions.”