Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina points to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring

The idea is to race a Toyota Corolla from the Super TC2000 with Matías Rossi, Rubens Barrichello, Julián Santero and Franco Vivian.

If there is a circuit outside our country in which Argentines feel at home, that is Nurburgring, in Germany. It is not for less since great feats were achieved there, such as the triumphs of Juan Manuel Fangio y Carlos Reutemann in the F1, the feat of the Torino at the end of the '60s and the victories achieved by Jose Maria Lopez y Esteban Guerrieri in WTCC and WTCR cars, respectively. And this year in the mythical northern variant of the circuit that Jackie stewart nicknamed as the Green Hell there could be an Argentine presence again.

Although every year compatriots run in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the most important test of German motorsport, this project has certain peculiarities that make it unique since behind it is Toyota, the world's number 1 brand.

Toyota Corolla Super TC2000Specifically, the idea is that the Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina participate in the 2021 edition with a Toyota Corolla of Super TC2000, which will be shared by its current pilots in the category of turbo engines: Matías Rossi, the Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, Julián Santero y Franco Vivian.

The race is agreed for him 5 6 and June and all the inquiries are already being made so that the drivers meet the necessary requirements, which include a certain amount of mileage on the circuit and participation in two races on the track located on Mount Eifel.

Of the twenty classes, the Corolla would fall into the SP3T for cars with engines greater than 2.000 cc and turbo or, eventually, in the SP-X for experimental vehicles, which due to their characteristics are not taken into account for the general classification. For this adventure he is talking to Oreca for an extra supply of impellers.

The main drawbacks are time, since there are only three months left for the start order to be given, and the coronavirus pandemic, which can hinder any project due to the measures taken by different countries. So if this does not materialize in 2021 for some reason, it would point to 2022. Fingers crossed ...




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