South American Champion Pepe Oriola returns with Brutal Fish Hond…

South American Champion Pepe Oriola returns with Brutal Fish Honda at TCR Europe

08.04.2022: The Spanish driver aspires to the European title of a championship that can begin subsequent April 30 in Portimao (Portugal)

Pepe Oriola confirms his return, this season, within the TCR Europe. The present champion of the TCR South America faces a brand new

The Spanish driver aspires to the European title of a championship that can begin subsequent April 30 in Portimao (Portugal)

Pepe Oriola confirms his return, this season, within the TCR Europe. The present champion of the TCR South America faces a brand new skilled problem within the ranks of Brutal Fish Honda, a workforce by which he has been enrolled lately, with a really formidable purpose: to proclaim himself European champion.

“I’m very excited to return to TCR Europe. After my final journey in Latin American lands, which allowed me to be topped in its first version, I needed to return to European circuits the place I’ve achieved necessary milestones in my sports activities profession.”, acknowledges the Spanish driver who, at 27 years outdated, continues to display his qualities on the wheel.

Oriola will as soon as once more have the assist of Honda and has been getting ready in latest weeks to face its debut on this championship with most ensures, which can begin on April 30 in Portimao (Portugal). In complete, he’ll play 7 conferences and shut the curtain on the season ‘at house’, in Montmeló (October 15-16).

“A really thrilling season is arising, on circuits that I do know very nicely. I’m in my greatest skilled and private second and the title of the TCR South America was a morale enhance, which permits me to face the TCR Europe with extra ambition than ever”.

As well as, three of the seven TCR Europe conferences will coincide with the DTM: Portimao (April 30-Could 1), Norisring (July 1-3) and Nürburgring (August 26-28). A season by which Oriola will share the workforce with Martyn Riba “whom I think about as my brother. The connection that we’ve on and off the slopes is unbelievable and it helps me to be very optimistic concerning the new journey that I’m going to face this season.”, Add.

The Spanish rider accumulates an necessary sporting file within the TCR, a contest by which he has been enrolled since 2015. In these years, he has added a complete of 46 podiums (13 victories) in his totally different participations within the TCR. Far is that 2010, the yr by which he debuted within the Seat León Eurocup.

From there, he made the bounce to the WTCC from 2011 to 2013, the place he turned World Runner-up within the Unbiased class (2012); whereas within the WTCR he achieved a meritorious fifth place within the World Championship in 2018. His newest feat has been the title of champion of the TCR South America, in 2021; whereas in 2019 he gained the TCR 500 Spa, along with competing within the Chinese language Nationwide Championship (CTCC) by which he gained a number of podiums, fairly an expertise for the pilot.


An necessary monitor file that Oriola hopes to proceed enlarging. “I look again and I’m proud to see what I’ve achieved in my lengthy sports activities profession, however I’m nonetheless trying ahead to extra successes and going through new skilled challenges, such because the one offered to me this season in Europe. However, above all, I hope to make the followers vibrate and luxuriate in my efficiency on the asphalt. I really feel that I nonetheless have a protracted method to go”, concludes Pepe Oriola.

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