Interlagos receives TCR South America for its first Endurance race

 Interlagos receives TCR South America for its first Endurance race

San Pablo (Brazil), April 27, 2022 – With a record number of cars entered for the TCR South America, the second race of the year will be at the legendary Brazilian circuit of Interlagos (San Pablo). The race will be in Endurance format with guest drivers of various nationalities from South America and the participation, for the first time, of a 100% female duo.

Among the most outstanding duos for this weekend, is the presence of Bia Figueiredo and Antonella Bassani who will be the female duo that commands the #03 Audi RS3 of the Cobra Racing Team. It will also be the first time for the Uruguayan pairs with the PMO Racing Peugeot 308 TCRs. Juan Manuel Casella will be accompanied by Federick Balbi and Enrique Maglione will have Fernando Rama as his partner.

Alceu Feldman with the CUPRA from the W2 Pro GP, Renato Braga with the Honda Civic from Crown Racing and Edson Reis with the Hyundai Elantra from Scuderia Chiarelli will be the Brazilian debutants as regular drivers. On the Argentine side, Carlos Okulovich will have his first participation in the TCR South America and will share the PMO Racing Peugeot 308 TCR with his compatriot Juan Pablo Bessone.

Of course, there will also be the usual entertainers of the championship such as Raphael Reis, Fabricio Pezzini and Manuel Sapag.
The schedule will begin on Friday with a shakedown and two tests. It will continue on Saturday with a second training session and the qualy in Endurance format with the total time, adding the results of Q1 for guests and Q2 for starters. On Sunday, the race of the year for the TCR South America with a duration of 37 laps or 60 minutes will start at 9:40.

The drivers’ championship is led by R. Reis (Brazil) from W2 Pro GP with 83 points, followed by Pezzini (Argentina) with 74 and Sapag (Argentina) with 53, both from PMO Motorsport.

For its part, the Trophy Cup is led by Pablo Otero (Argentina), who will be absent on this date, from PMO Motorsport with 70 units and is escorted by Adalberto Baptista from Cobra Racing Team with just one point. PMO Motorsport leads the teams’ championship with 127 points.


FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2022

10:20 – 10:40 Shakedown
12:05 – 12:35 Invited free practice
15:15 – 15:45 Free practice 1


11:00 – 11:30 Free practice 2
13:30 – 13:45 Qualy 1
13:55 – 14:10 Qualy 2

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

09:25 Endurance race – Pit opening
09:33 Endurance race – Pit closing
09:35 Endurance race – 5 minutes warning
09:38 Endurance race – Formation lap
09:40 Endurance race – Start/37 laps or 60 minutes
10:40 Endurance race – Final
10:50 Endurance race – Podium


W2 Pro GP
#77 Raphael Reis/Guga Lima – CUPRA TCR
#17 Alceu Feldmann/Andre Bragantini – CUPRA TCR

Cobra Racing Team
#10 Adalberto Baptista/Sergio Ramalho – Audi RS3 Sedan 8V SEQ
#03 Bia Figueiredo/Antonella Bassani – Audi RS3 Sedan 8V SEQ
#37 Guilherme Reischl/Marcio Basso – Audi RS3 DSG

Squadra Martino
#34 Fabio Casagrande/Mauricio Lambiris – Honda Civic FK7
#26 Juan Angel Rosso/Ricardo Risatti – Honda Civic FK7
#95 Javier Manta/Gonzalo Fernández – Honda Civic FK2

PMO Motorsport
#07 Fabricio Pezzini/Javier Merlo – Lynk & Co 03 TCR
#33 Manuel Sapag/Marcelo Ciarrocchi – Lynk & Co 03 TCR
TBC – Lynk & Co 03 TCR

PMO Racing
#60 Juan Manuel Casella/Federick Balbi – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#15 Enrique Maglione/Fernando Rama – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#87 Franco Farina/Gaston Iansa – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#100 Carlos Okulovich/Juan Pablo Bessone – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR

Crown Racing
#22 Gabriel Lusquiños/Vitor Genz – Honda Civic FK7
#55 Renato Braga/Pablo Alves – Honda Civic FK7

Scuderia Chiarelli
#35 Pedro Aizza/Rodrigo Sperafico – Hyundai Elantra
#12 Edson Reis/Felipe Papazissis – Hyundai Elantra

Prop Car Racing Team
#373 Raphael Teixeira/Roberto Possas – Alfa Romeo Giulietta



13:30 – 14:30 YouTube TCR South America y TCR TV (Argentina and region)

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

9:30 – 11:00 ESPN3 (Brazil), TyC Sports 2 (Argentina), VTV Plus (Uruguay) y TCR TV (region).