Uruguay’s Santiago Urrutia will join Maxime Potty for Team WRT’s campaign in the 2019 TCR Europe Series.
Urrutia, 22 years old, is facing his Touring Car debut after earning very solid credentials with single-seaters: after racing in Europe in F.Abarth, Euroformula Open and GP3, Santi has shone in the USA, taking the Pro Mazda Championship title in 2015 and finishing twice a runner-up and once third in Indy Lights with a total of eight race wins. He will drive an Audi RS 3 LMS supported by Audi Uruguay.
‘’There are great expectations ahead of this TCR Europe campaign and it can’t be otherwise when you know the level of the Audi RS 3 and Team WRT. For me, it is going to be an entirely new experience, as I never competed in front wheel-drive cars, but I am excited by the challenge and by racing again in Europe after four years. It’s a new chapter in my career and I feel honoured to join such a great squad as Team WRT and to drive an Audi. I’m really looking forward to represent Uruguay on the international racing scene,” Urrutia said.
Team principal Vincent Vosse commented: “We are really happy to announce our TCR Europe programme, which is a real bet on youth and talent. The 2019 TCR Europe is going to be well-attended and I cannot think of a more competitive environment for our two young guns! We welcome Santi, who has a terrific record with single-seaters on two continents and is backed by the passion of an entire nation. We are equally delighted seeing Maxime come back to the WRT family, where he was born as a touring car driver. The challenge that lies ahead of us is not an easy one but we are well equipped and extremely determined to fight for the top honours.”