Franco Girolami up to second in Kumho TCR World Ranking - TCR South America winners storm up

29.03.2023: Franco Girolami, the Argentine who led the KUMHO TCR World Ranking when it was launched in October last year, has now reclaimed second place after his class victory in the 24H Series race at Mugello last weekend.


Franco Girolami, the Argentine who led the KUMHO TCR World Ranking when it was launched in October last year, has now reclaimed second place after his class victory in the 24H Series race at Mugello last weekend.




Girolami was making his debut with new team Aikoa Racing and piloted the Audi RS 3 LMS DSG to class victory along with his four co-drivers. His result moved him ahead of Ma Qing Hua and Salvatore Tavano in the ranking, just behind last year’s WTCR champion Mikel Azcona.



The biggest movements this week came from the results of the season opener of TCR South America at the Autódromo Oscar Cabalén in Argentina. The highest riser was Walter Hernández, the 57-year-old winner of the second race in his Lynk & Co, who climbed an incredible 193 positions and is now placed 251st in the ranking.



The second highest climber is Race 1 winner Ignacio Montenegro, who moved up 109 spots to 156th, despite only having six results in TCR competition recorded. The 18-year-old is set to be competing right at the top of the ranking should his form continue.



A sixth and fourth place finish for last year’s champion Fabricio Pezzini at the weekend also helped him make progress, moving up nine spots to 11th, just a few points outside of the top ten.





Fabio Ravaioli - photo TCR Europe/TCR South America



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