22 Jun Raphael Reis leads Goiania on friday at TCR South America
Raphael Reis leads Goiania on friday at TCR South America
Goiania (Brazil), June 3, 2022 – With 19 registered cars, TCR South America bids farewell to Brazilian tracks in 2022 with the first weekend in its history in Goiania. Raphael Reis dominated both shakedown and free practice 1, aboard the #77 CUPRA, prepared by the W2 Pro GP team.
The author of the two pole positions in the first dates of the championship, once again led the way on the first day of the Autodromo Internacional Ayrton Senna with a time of 1:29.253. The second fastest of the day was Juan Ángel Rosso, with the Honda Civic FK7 #26 of the Squadra Martino. In his first contact with the 3,835m circuit, the Argentinian was just 0.322 off Reis’s time. Gabriel Lusquiños, with the #22 Crown Racing Honda, championship leader Fabricio Pezzini, with the #7 Lynk & Co of PMO Motorsport, and rookie Alceu Feldmann, with the #17 CUPRA of W2 Pro GP, completed the top 5 .
The highlight of the day was parity with six drivers in the same second. Bia Figueiredo’s Audi #3, prepared by the Cobra Racing Team, joined the top five of the day in sixth position.
For his part, in the Trophy Cup, local Renato Braga was the fastest, setting the eighth time overall with his #55 Honda Civic.
This Saturday the second free practice, qualifying and the main race of the weekend will take place. Sunday will be the second test that will have the inverted grid of the first days of the classification.
“We have a very fast car, in this session we took the opportunity to test a long stint for the race. In the other races we were always fast, but the pace was not that good, so we are worried about having a consistent car. I feel very good here in Goiânia and tomorrow we are going with everything”.
“It was a good day. Although we are not yet where we want to be, because we are a few tenths away from Reis. It seems to me that the car has great potential and we have to continue polishing it for tomorrow, but today’s result is no coincidence. Tomorrow we will make specific adjustments to become stronger again and fight for pole position, which is what we want”.
Juan Angel Rosso
“I think it was a good day. We weren’t able to lap much in practice 1 because we had a problem just as I closed the fastest lap that at that moment we were first. He caught a fuel pump failure, which was the same one we had in Interlagos but they are already working to solve it. Until then we were first, then the others put better tires and we finished fourth. It will be very difficult to fight for pole with Reis, but at least we have to be in the fight for second Then we aim to run the race where we know our car has a very good pace.”
“I started racing on dirt with front-wheel drive cars and I’m excited to race in TCR South America because the cars have those conditions. The cars are great and the feeling of driving a front-wheel drive is the same as when I started my career. I am very happy, I finally managed to race in this category that I was looking for so much”.
SCHEDULE – ROUND 3 – AUTÓDROMO INTERNACIONAL AYRTON SENNA
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022
09:00 – 09:30 Free practice 2
11:40 – 12:00 Q1
12:10 – 12:20 Q2
15:00 Race 1 – Box open
15:10 Race 1 – Box closed
15:12 Race 1 – 5 minutes to start
15:17 Race 1 – Formation lap
15:20 Race 1 – Start (15 laps or 30 minutes)
15:50 Race 1 – Final
15:50 – 16:00 Race 1 – Podium
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
08:25 Race 2 – Box open
08:35 Race 2 – Box closed
08:37 Race 2 – 5 minutes to start
08:42 Race 2 – Formation lap
08:45 Race 2 – Start (17 laps or 35 minutes)
09:20 Race2 – Final
09:20 – 09:30 Race 2 – Podium
W2 PRO GP
#77 Raphael Reis – CUPRA TCR
#17 Alceu Feldmann – CUPRA TCR
COBRA RACING TEAM
#10 Adalberto Baptista – Audi RS3 Sedan 8V SEQ*
#03 Bia Figueiredo – Audi RS3 Sedan 8V SEQ
#37 Guilherme Reischl – Audi RS3 DSG*
#34 Fabio Casagrande – Honda Civic FK7*
#26 Juan Angel Rosso – Honda Civic FK7
#07 Fabricio Pezzini – Lynk & Co 03 TCR
#33 Manuel Sapag – Lynk & Co 03 TCR
#5 Marcio Basso – Lynk & Co 03 TCR*
#60 Juan Manuel Casella – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#15 Enrique Maglione – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR*
#87 Franco Farina – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#24 Federick Balbi – Peugeot 308 GTI TCR
#22 Gabriel Lusquiños – Honda Civic FK7
#55 Renato Braga – Honda Civic FK7*
#35 Pedro Aizza – Hyundai Elantra
#12 Edson Reis – Hyundai Elantra*
PROP CAR RACING
#31 Roberto Possas – Alfa Romeo Giulietta*