The Brazilian teams which have registered for the inaugural TCR South America series this year took part in a private test day at the Pan-American Circuit near São Paulo.
Five teams ran with nine cars representing four different brands. Twelve drivers then got a taste of TCR machinery.
The cars which ran in the test were the Honda Civic Type-R FK8 with W2 Racing, the Audi RS3 LMS TCR with MC Tubarão and Cobra Racing, the Hyundai Elantra N with Piquet Sports and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce with Prop Car.
Four drivers sampled the Hyundai Elantra: karting champion Pedro Aizza, Rodrigo Baptista, Sérgio Jimenez and Beto Monteiro.
W2 Racing’s Honda was driven by confirmed 2021 driver Raphael Reis and three drivers not confirmed for the season: Gabriel Lusquiños, Thiago Marques and Gustavo Lima.
MC Tubarão’s Audi was driven by confirmed 2021 drivers Márcio Basso and Guilherme Reischl.
Cobra Racing’s Audi was driven by confirmed 2021 driver Adalberto Baptista and Rodrigo Baptista, the latter not yet confirmed for this season.
The Alfa Romeo run by Prop Car was driven by Fabio Casagrande, who will contest the forthcoming season with the team.
“We are very satisfied with the initiative of the teams to promote this joint activity,” said promoter Mauricio Slaviero. “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 testify to this. We must have other tests before the season begins.”
TCR South America is set to get underway at Goiânia on 23 May.