Engines have started again on the tracks all over the world for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR e Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris.
The TCR Japan season has resumed last 26 July at Sugo. The weekend has been marked by horrible weather conditions, with fog forcing the cancellation of the two qualifying sessions and of Race 2. It was a draw determining the starting grid of Race 1, awarding the pole position to Mineki Okura, who was debuting at the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris by M-Prototyping Team Stile Corse. From row 2 started the two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris of the older generation of 55MOTO with J’S Racing, with Mototino third ahead of team mate Junichi Umemoto. Mototino finished 7th, ahead of Okura and Umemoto, with the three cars making it in the points.
Two rounds of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge have already taken place. At Sebring, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris entered by KMW Motorsport with TMR Engineering has taken the track for the second race of the season. Roy Block and Tim Lewis closed in sixth position the 2-hour race. Things went event better at Road America, where the duo conquered P4, after e great final overtake by Lewis.
Block and the KMW Motorsport with TMR Engineering squad took again the track for the Sonoma round of the TC America. Third in qualifying, the American driver climbed to the podium in Race 1. After having to retire in Race-2, he was again rewarded with a podium finish in Race 3, where he crossed the line second.
With regard to the other TCR series where cars from Romeo Ferraris are involved, the first two rounds of TCR Australia, which were scheduled on the first two weekends of September, at Sidney Motorsport Park and Sandown respectively, have been cancelled following the new restrictions decided by the authorities. It’s the second time that the kick-off of the series is delayed, after the original season-opener in March, at Melbourne, which had to serve as support series to the F.1 Grand Prix, had to be postponed. A new calendar will be drafted in the forthcoming weeks. The second round of TCR Denmark is confirmed as scheduled on 5-6 September at the Jyllandsringen.
In the meantime, the development work of the electric Alfa Romeo Giulia that will take part to the ETCR continues relentlessly work at the Romeo Ferraris factory in Opera.