After two presentations in Brazilian territory, the inaugural season from TCR South America arrives this weekend at the Uruguayan circuit of Rivera with a grid of 14 cars.
Team debuts are highlighted PMO Motorsport, which will enlist two Link & Co, and Peru Racing Team, that has a Hyundai i30. Furthermore, the Squadra Martino will be presented with a third Honda Civic.
With Audi y Alfa Romeo present since the beginning of the season, the number of manufacturers increases to five. It is the same number of countries represented in the grid. In addition to Brazil, Argentina and Spain, who have had drivers in every race so far, the flags of Uruguay and Peru make their debut in Rivera's race.
There are six Uruguayans confirmed for this race. One of the most prominent will be Santiago Urrutia, which will do so at the wheel of a Link & Co of the PMO Motorsport. With one win, one pole and three podiums, he currently ranks second in the WTCR (FIA World Tourism Cup) championship.
Urrutia has a great track record in single-seaters in the Road to Indy program, with two runners-up, a third place at Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda title in 2015. The Uruguayan list is completed Enrique Maglione, Rodrigo Aramendia, Cyro fontes, Gonzalo reilly y Fabricio Larratea.
Other debutants this weekend will be the Peruvian Rodrigo pflucker, who will race with the Hyundai i30 of Peru Racing Team; and the Argentine Pablo Otero aboard a Link & Co of his own team.
Rivera will also be a new challenge for those who are already competing like the Argentine Ayrton Chorne, Brazilians Adalberto y Rodrigo Baptista, Raphael Rhey and Fabio Casagrande and Spanish Pepe Oriola, leader of the tournament.
The classification and races 1 and 2 (both on Sunday) are broadcast live on VTV in Uruguay, TYC Sports and TYC Sports PLAY in Argentina, on FOX Sports in Brazil and also by streaming throughout the region through the TCR platform TV.