The Iberian Supercars by Hankook, which kicks off on 14 and 15 May at the Spanish Jarama circuit, will see the debut of young Vasco Barros at the wheel of an unique KIA Ceed TCR, a car that did not race for two season but it will be back on track with the Portuguese driver's team.
In the premiere of the new regulations of the championship that will bring together cars from the GT4, GTC and TCR classes on the grid, all of them with BoP (balance of performance) defined at international level to maintain equality on the track.
"I'm excited and anxious to see what I can do with the KIA Ceed. It's an interesting car, I liked the way it behaved when I test drove it when we bought it, but I've never driven it in competition. The debut will now be at Jarama, a circuit I already know after having raced there, in a Classic race, with the Mercedes 190. It is an old and quite technical circuit. I am curious to see the result of this first experience with Ceed and if the progress is enough to be competitive," said Vasco Barros.
Interestingly, Vasco will have his father's company on this Spanish journey, as Luís Barros will line up in La Carrera de Los 80's, possibly debuting a Volvo 240 Turbo recently acquired in Germany.
Each round of the Iberian Supercars Championship consists of two 45-minute races with one compulsory pitstop. The Jarama race will also score points for the Campeonato de Portugal de Velocidade.