Aggressive Team Italia lands in the TCR Europe with the Spanish Pepe Oriola

Aggressive Team Italia lands in the TCR Europe with the Spanish Pepe Oriola

25.06.2022: Dreams are made to be pursued, built and fulfilled. The Aggressive Team Italia is preparing to face a new and exciting adventure, which will allow it to cross borders and project itself in the TCR. For now, next weekend, the team led by Mauro Guasta


Dreams are made to be pursued, built and fulfilled. The Aggressive Team Italia is preparing to face a new and exciting adventure, which will allow it to cross borders and project itself in the TCR.

For now, next weekend, the team led by Mauro Guastamacchia is scheduled to go to the Norisring circuit (Germany), to make their full debut at TCR Europe, the fourth meeting of the season. A 'jump' that has been possible thanks to the agreement reached with the Spanish driver Pepe Oriola, who, from now on, will wear the colors of the Aggressive Team Italia in a Hyundai Elantra N TCR.

After the excellent results obtained in recent seasons on national territory, which culminated last year with the second place finish obtained by Kevin Ceccon in the TCR Italia (just one point behind the winner), the time has come to face a demanding and prestigious challenge at the TCR Europe. To do this, aboard the Italian team will be one of the best drivers in the category, capable of boasting an enviable mix of speed and experience.

Born in Barcelona on July 9, 1994, Pepe Oriola has stood out in recent years as one of the most talented drivers in the world of touring cars. He debuted at the young age of 16 in the World Touring Car Championship, scoring the first career points from him already in the second race.

Since then, Oriola has accumulated a wealth of experience, becoming the youngest winner of a WTCC race in 2013 and graduating two years later as runner-up in the TCR International Series. An important track record that he ends up with 46 podiums (13 victories) in his different participations in the TCR.

This season, the Spaniard has already been on the podium twice, currently occupying 6th position in the overall drivers standings with 107 points.

Mauro Guastamacchia (Aggressive Team Italia Director): "We are very happy to be able to make our debut in TCR Europe and welcome a highly talented and experienced rider like Pepe Oriola to our team. We have fit in from the beginning and I think we share the same determination to want to hunt for new successes.

We had planned our entry into the category from next season, but in recent weeks this opportunity has presented itself and we have not let it pass. The challenge promises to be very demanding "But we are ready in a highly competitive context. The goal will be to build a lasting collaborative relationship that will allow us to achieve mutual satisfaction starting this season and also in the future".

Pepe Oriola (Aggressive Italia rider): "It is fantastic to be able to join Aggressive Team Italia and I really want to thank Mauro and the team for believing in me. He is a young and ambitious bet, although he has already shown his potential with excellent results in Italy. Quickly, we found an agreement and now I am very happy to be able to continue in TCR Europe.

Our goal will be to constantly fight to get into the Top 5. On the calendar we will also have the Monza and Barcelona stages, which are our home circuits, therefore, a great opportunity opens up for us to always give the best of ourselves".

For now, Pepe Oriola and Aggressive Team Italia will make their debut from July 1 to 3 at the German Norisring circuit, after which they will play the Nürburgring (August 26-28), Monza (September 23-25) and Barcelona meetings. (October 14-16).

Pepe Oriola, photo TCR Euope



25.06.2022 / MaP

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