Guerrieri lands part-season WTCC ride with Campos

Campos Racing has confirmed that Esteban Guerrieri will contest a part-season for the team in this year’s WTCC.

The Argentinian starred in his one-off outing in a ballast-free RML-built Chevrolet Cruze at Termas de Río Hondo last year, topping practice and qualifying at his home race.

The 32-year-old will be back with the Campos team for the Moroccan, Italian, Hungarian, German and Argentinian rounds of the 2017 championship.

Efforts are ongoing to allow him to race in all 10 events, none of which clash with the Argentinian Super TC 2000 Championship, where he’s now a factory driver for Citroen.

“After my debut last year I always hoped to come back racing in the WTCC so this means a lot,” said Guerrieri.

“I really like the high competition level, the cars are awesome to drive and we’re running on the best circuits around the world so it will definitely be good fun.

“I already know the guys at Campos Racing, I know what they are made of and this is a great opportunity for all of us as a team. The potential is there I have no doubt and if we get it right we can achieve big things.”

“There are no clashes on the calendar but many consecutive racing weekends so an organised agenda and to rest properly will be crucial to face the long flights. But my body is still young enough to cope!

“The lack of pre-season testing will be the biggest problem. But of course we will try to face that with the right preparation and attention to detail in order to absorb quickly as much information as possible.”

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