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Bruno Pires, GTC category champion

"It's much easier to drive a GT4 than a Porsche like ours"

"A GTC winning overall, with only one set of slick tyres and restrictor, was spectacular. No doubt that there was a lot of merit, not only from the team, but also from the drivers that drove it," said Portuguese driver Bruno Pires, the 2022 GTC category champion in both the Iberian Supercars Endurance and Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade (CPV).

The Vila Nova de Gaia driver expressed his gratitude to his teammate Fábio Mota for his guidance and support, as well as the efforts of his team Fabela Sport.

"Our goal, mine and Fábio's, was to continue the participation in the previous championship, with the Porsche 997, and to take part in all the CPV races, but I didn't imagine that the car would be so competitive. I knew it was very good, but from there to win races overall... It is much easier to drive a GT4 with paddleshift, and not only, than a Porsche like ours, with an old-fashioned sequential gearbox forces the driver to take his hands off the wheel to change gears. We gave our best and our choice was excellent," said Bruno Pires.

For the new Iberian GTC champion, it was easy to explain where was the key to the conquest of the two titles: "The Fabela Sport team always delivered the car to us in perfect condition and even when a problem arose it managed to solve it immediately. The partnership with Fábio [Mota] was also perfect, as he helped me a lot, as well as my family".

With the GTC category titles in his hands, the champion looks to 2023 with more confidence:

"We still have nothing defined, but we would like to continue in the same competition".


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