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2019
20 FEV

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> A two-cars assault with ‘young guns’ for Team WRT in the TCR Europe

- Indy Lights double runner-up Santiago Urrutia to make touring car debut with an Audi RS3 LMS from Team WRT - Maxime Potty, back to the WRT family with European and Benelux titles in the visor   Last year, in the inaugural edition of the European series for TCR cars ran as a full-fledged championship, Team WRT came a very close runner-up in the series winning three races and clinching the TCR Benelux title with Jean-Karl Vernay despite missing one event due to the FIA WTCR Oscaro regulations.   Today, Team WRT announced its programme for the 2019 season of the TCR Europe, where it will again enter an Audi RS3 LMS, entrusted to Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia, and a Volkswagen GTI for Belgian Maxime Potty.   This year, the Belgian squad is upgrading its effort by fielding two cars from the Volkswagen Group and betting on very talented young drivers.   Santiago Urrutia (22) is the current great hope and already a star in his native Uruguay, a nation with great passion for motorsports. He will be debuting with tin-top cars after earning very solid credentials with single-seaters: after racing in Europe in 2011-15 (in F.Abarth, Euroformula Open and GP3), Santi has shone on the US scene, taking the Pro Mazda Championship title in 2015 and finishing twice a runner-up and once third in Indy Lights, where he has claimed a total of eight race wins. The 2019 TCR Europe campaign of Urrutia, which is supported by Audi Uruguay, was officially presented at a media event yesterday evening in Montevideo. As already public since last week, Maxime Potty will drive the Volkswagen Golf GTI of Team WRT, where the young (19) Belgian is all but a new face. In truth, his sporting career kicked-off at WRT, as he graduated from the WRT Karting Academy and debuted in touring car racing with the team, contesting the TCR Benelux in 2016-17.   Santiago Urrutia: ‘’There are great expectations ahead of this TCR Europe campaign and it can’t be otherwise when you know the level of the Audi RS3 and of Team WRT. For me, it is going to be an entirely new experience to race in Touring cars, as I never competed with tin-tops and front wheel-drive car, 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 thank them for their trust and all my sponsors for their support, and I really look forward to represent Uruguay one more year on the international racing scene.”      Maxime Potty: “I am very happy to come back to Team WRT, where I developed the first years of my career. WRT's motivation made the difference at the moment of making choices for 2019. I felt a real willingness to work together and I know that it is an environment in which I feel at ease. In addition, their record speaks for itself... I can count on a year of great experience in TCR Europe and I know all the circuits, except Hockenheim and the Red Bull Ring. The objective we share with WRT is therefore clear: we want to run at the front and aim for a podium result in TCR Europe and the title in TCR Benelux!”    Vincent Vosse (Team Principal): “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 very 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 Max come back to the WRT family, where he was born as a touring car driver, and where we were left with a taste of unfinished business when he went away. The challenge that lies ahead of us in the TCR Europe is not an easy one but we are well equipped and extremely determined to fight for the top honours, aiming also at retaining our Team’s and Drivers’ title in the TCR Benelux, again integrated in the TCR Europe.” 
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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2017
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