'Match ball' for Pepe Oriola in Argentina

'Match ball' for Pepe Oriola in Argentina

02.12.2021: The moment of truth has arrived for Pepe Oriola in the TCR South America. The only Spanish representative in this regional championship faces a heart attack season finale. Not surprisingly, Oriola leads the overall drivers' standings with 198 points, 8 po

The moment of truth has arrived for Pepe Oriola in the TCR South America. The only Spanish representative in this regional championship faces a heart attack season finale.

Not surprisingly, Oriola leads the overall drivers' standings with 198 points, 8 points more than his most direct rival, so he hopes to deliver a final blow this weekend, to get closer to the title.

“I cannot deny that I am excited because I am a strong candidate for victory, but I am also aware that there are still four races left until the end of the championship and there is much to be decided. Several of us are the pilots with options to the title. For this reason, my goal is to go race by race, to continue adding as up to now, and thus maintain my options in the last meeting of the year”, recognizes Pepe.

The Spanish rider is already in the town of Córdoba and will remain in Argentina until the end of the season, scheduled for the next 18 and 19 December. For now, this weekend he is competing at the Óscar Cabalén Racetrack, one of the classic tracks in the country's automotive world. Its about 4 kilometers of route are a challenge for the pilots, however, it is not considered a handicap but a real challenge. For this reason, he will make use of his seniority, to try to establish himself at the head of the classification.

“It has been a tough, exciting and intense year and I am almost within reach of a victory that would allow me to make history in this championship. I'm enjoying this competition like never before, on totally new tracks for me and against rivals whom I hadn't had the chance to meet on the track.

I am signing one of my best years and, now that I have come so far, I need one last push, even though I am aware that I am the rival to beat”, says Pepe Oriola, who has become one of the most regular drivers of the competition.

Remember that you can follow the Spanish pilot live this weekend, via streaming from the championship website: https: //southamerica.tcr- series.com/ but also from the main Latin American television networks such as TyC Sports, VTV or Fox Sports.



TCR South America Program - Cabalén (Argentina)

Friday December 3th

19:40 hours *                   Free Practice 1
Saturday December 4th
12:45 hours *                   Free Practice 2
19:30 hours *                   Qualifying - Live TyC Sports
Sunday December 5th

12:10 hours *                   Race 1 (17 laps) - Live Fox, TyC Sports and VTV
14:10 hours *                   Race 2 (14 laps) - Live Fox, TyC Sports and VTV

- Pepe Oriola photos TCR South America

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02.12.2021 / MaP

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