Current TCR Italy points leader, Salvatore Tavano, will make his maiden appearance in the TCR Europe series at Monza the upcoming weekend.
Tavano will drive the very same Cupra TCR he uses in the Italian series, run by the Scuderia del Girasole team.
For the Sicilian driver, Monza will also mark the comeback to international Touring Car competition, twelve years after his victory at Puebla in the 2006 World Touring Car Championship.
“It’s a great personal reward. I wish to thank Cupra Racing and SEAT Motorsport Italia for giving me this great opportunity. It won’t be an easy task, because we are newcomers in very competitive series, but I will do my best to put in a good show. We want to show off and do a good job for Cupra Racing, but with a sense of responsibility, because we don’t have to forget that our focus is on clinching the TCR Italy title two weeks later,” Tavano said.
And, indeed, this one-off appearance in the TCR Europe series will be also used by Tavano and the team as a preparation for the TCR Italy finale that will take place on October 6/7 at Monza.