Continuing with the expansion policy at the highest level of motorsports in the region, Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina announced its incorporation as an official team to the Class 3 de National tourism.
The General Direction of the project will be in charge of the former champion of the specialty Ernesto "Titus" Bessone, whose structure will be responsible for enlisting a Toyota Corolla new generation for Julian Santero. The car will have the technical assistance of Gabriel Rodriguez and the engines Esteban Pou.
"The arrival at National Tourism is another of the novelties that we will present this season within the framework of a strong commitment of our brand at a regional level. We are aligned with the global policy of Toyota GAZOO Racing, which seeks to identify and develop the necessary standards to make ever better cars ”, explained Daniel Herrero, President of Toyota Argentina and GAZOO Racing Regional Officer.
“We understand that each category in which we participate brings us different learning and Class 3, where the Corolla has already proven to be a winning car, is the right track for the newly released 2020 model to unfold its full potential. We are convinced that the more roads we travel and the more we experiment, we will create the conditions to continue developing better vehicles ”, added the executive.
“The possibility of attending a Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina car with my team in the TN is, personally, one of the most important recognitions of my career… It is the beginning of a new stage in my life and I will try to contribute all the experience to provide the best results for the brand ”, Bessone assured.
While Santero, who is already running for the brand in the Super TC2000, he said: “It is an immense joy to represent Toyota GAZOO Racing Argentina also in National Tourism. I consider the arrival of the brand to be a very important endorsement for the category and I am proud that they have trusted me for this important project. It gives me great peace of mind that Tito Bessone, with all his experience, is leading the team as he has managed to form a solid structure. I have no doubts that we will be the protagonists of the fight for the title ”.
The 2020 National Tourism Championship will have its opening date on 23 February at the Ezequiel Crisol racetrack in Bahía Blanca.