Fast friends prepare for Honda-powered WTCR action
Esteban Guerrieri and Néstor Girolami will form an all-Argentine attack at ALL-INKL.COM Münnich Motorsport in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO this season.
And it promises to be a hugely competitive line-up with Guerrieri winning at two of the toughest tracks on the 2018 calendar, triumphing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife and Macau on his way to third in the final standings.
While Néstor ‘Bebu’ Girolami, a compatriot and close friend of Guerrieri, is a newcomwer to WTCR / OSCARO, he’s a double champion in the hugely competitive Súper TC2000 series in his native Argentina. Girolami made his World Touring Car debut in a Honda in 2015 and was a winner in the WTCC with the factory Volvo Polestar squad in 2017.
“I spent the Suzuka race weekend last year with the team and it was very clear from the way they do things that the potential is there to fight for the championship,” said Girolami, 29. “I’m thrilled to have Esteban as a team-mate because we have a very good relationship. I will give it my very best this year and cannot wait to begin testing.”
Guerrieri added: “Last year I had some incredible high points, including winning at the two most difficult circuits on the calendar. Having ‘Bebu’ in the team will be great. We are good friends and have raced against each other for many years. He’s an extremely fast driver and a great team player, which will be incredibly important as we mount our challenge for the title.”
Girolami and Guerrieri are pictured at WTCC Race of Portugal in Vila Real in June 2017