Reigning TCR South America champion Fabricio Pezzini has announced that he has parted ways with PMO Motorsport just two rounds in to his title defence.
Pezzini lifted the 2022 TCR South America title racing a Lynk & Co 03 TCR run by Pablo Otero’s team, picking up two wins and eight podiums over the course of the season – five of those coming in the first five races of the season.
But his title defence has got off to a shaky start in 2023. Pezzini has recorded a best finish of fourth on two occasions in the first four races, but he failed to finish the most recent race at Rosario after a technical issue on his car.
The weekend in Rosario was also blighted by all three of the Lynk & Co cars requiring engine changes after qualifying, putting Pezzini, Rafael Suzuki and Frederick Balbi to the back of the grid.
Pezzini suggests that he will continue to race in TCR South America with a different team.
“I want to announce by this means my separation from the team PMO Motorsport,” said a short statement from Pezzini on social media.
“I’m very grateful to the entire team for everything achieved in all this time. We will continue working to see how my career continues within TCR South America – in a few days we will have news.”
PMO Motorsport ran four cars in the season opener, with Walter Hernández winning in the second race, but the veteran Argentine didn’t continue for the second event, seeing the team drop to running three cars.