Spanish outfit Team VRT will make its debut in the Iberian Supercars Endurance non-championship race at the Vila Real Street Circuit with a Peugeot 308 Racing Cup with the purpose of gathering data and to prepare a possible participation in next season.
Team VRT's (Vila Racing Technology) goal for its first appearance is very clear - to prepare for a consistent campaign in Supercars Endurance and Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade in the coming future.
"We are very pleased to be part of this championship. We have visited some circuits in Portugal several times, but we have never been to Vila Real, so this event is especially exciting! We believe it is a good way to have a first contact to learn the championship and to work so we can join with our cars in the remaining races of this year’s season and be present in the 2024 season," said Jordi Vila, the owner and the team manager of the team based at Tortosa, Catalonia.
For the Vila Real street race, Team VRT will have two 'Gentleman Drivers' at the wheel of its Peugeot 308 Racing Cup entered in the TC division - Portuguese driver Carlos Tavares and Frenchman Jean-Philippe Imparato.
“We hope to have a fantastic weekend and witness our drivers successfully adapt to our Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. Our aim is to work closely with them right from the start, leveraging our tools to enhance their driving skills and ultimately help them achieve a favourable result," concluded Jordi Vila.
The Catalan team has recently acquired a Mercedes-AMG GT4, which will be available for rent for both the Vila Real race and the remaining Supercars Endurance races.
This year's edition of the Circuito Internacional de Vila Real is the third round of the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade and will take place on July 14/16.