Peruvian racer Rodrigo Pflucker has been confirmed for the 2021 TCR South America series, where he will race a Honda Civic Type-R TCR for the new team.
Pflucker joins the series’ inaugural season having previously competed extensively in sportscars, with the Peru racer having competed in the IMSA Prototype Challenge LMP3 class as well as racing for Lamborghini in North America.
He also has previous experience in single seaters, having won seven races in Formula 4 South America, and the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup.
“I think TCR South America lands in the region at the right time, fulfilling a great void in several local countries where the sport is yet amateur,” said Pflucker.
“The fact that Argentina and Brazil – two major forces in motorsport – have come together to join us only reinforces the project.
“Honda and JAS Motorsport have developed very good equipment over the years, which has allowed them to fight for world championships.
“I trust the Peruvian organisations that support us and Nicolas Etchamendi, our team leader, to deliver a competitive car right from the start of the competition.”
The team will by headed up by Uruguayan Nicolas Etchamendi, who also heralds from a European single-seater background.
“Bringing the concept of the TCR series to South America gives us a great opportunity,” said Etchamendi.
“We have our base and organisation in Uruguay to showcase all the work done with Rodrigo Pflucker, during 2015 and 2016, accorss many circuitsa in the region.
“The announcement of a round in Rivera – where the Peru Racing Team will compete as locals – places us in a priviledged position, working side-by-side with Etchamendi Sport in Uruguay.
“We have plenty of work ahead. TCR South America is just the beginning, and we can expect more news to come.”
TCR South America is set to get underway in 2021 as the latest addition to the TCR family.