TCR Germany: Alfa Romeo starts at the Hockenheimring
New brand in TCR Germany: Alfa Romeo comes to Hockenheim with the 350-hp Giulietta TCR – Cosimo Barberini and Luigi Ferrara at the start
Further growth in the TCR Germany brand family: At the big season finale of the touring car series this weekend in Hockenheim (22nd place)till 24.September) two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR’s will also be launched for the first time.Fans of the TCR Germany can now look forward to 350 hp touring cars from no less than six brands.Alongside Alfa Romeo, the already well-known Honda Civic TCR, Audi RS3 LMS, Opel Astra TCR, Seat Leon TCR and VW Golf GTI TCR will also be present.
One of the two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCRs will be controlled by the Italian Cosimo Barberini, while his compatriot Luigi Ferrara will sit in the second.Both will start for the Italian V-action team.Alfa are regularly at the forefront of the TCR International Series – now the Italians want to prove their competitiveness in TCR Germany as well.
“We want to enter new spheres with the Alfa – nationally and internationally”, says V-Action team boss Daniele Vernuccio, who heads the team together with his son Federico:”We are very proud of the car’s development, and now we want to prove ourselves in a new environment”.
In the TCR International Series, the Alfa has already proven its victorious ability – Davit Kajaia celebrated a success with the 350 hp Italian in the first race of the season in Georgia in April.Further victories were added in Bahrain and most recently at the Salzburgring.The Alfa Romeo recently also made its debut in the Italian TCR – the Giulietta TCR made its debut in Imola at the beginning of the month, finishing twice in the top 10 at two starts.
The V-Action team and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR are now hoping to build on this success in TCR Germany.The team has been working together with Cosimo Barberini, the current Trofeo-Abarth-Champion, for a long time.Luigi Ferrara already knows his way around the TCR and has been competing in the international series for the Team Top Run in the Subaru WRC STi TCR for two years.
Fans who don’t make it to the Hockenheimring can follow the debut of the Italians on TV at Sport1 and Sport1+ or online at the Livestreams on sport1. de, adac. de/motorsport and www.youtube.com/adac