Giovanardi to make his return
Fabrizio Giovanardi is ready for his return to Touring Car competition as he will enter the TCR Italy round at Vallelunga on September 24. Three years after his latest appearance in the BTCC, the former European, British and Italian champion will pilot a SEAT León TCR fitted with a DGS gearbox and run by BF Racing, sharing the duties with Alessandro Thellung.
Giovanardi, who tested the car at the Vallelunga track last week completing 40 laps, commented: “I am surely not racing just to make up the numbers. It is a one-off appearance and it can’t be more than that, for the time being. I decided to race only after I had the opportunity to test the car, because I want to be competitive.”
The 50-year-old Italian racer won the British Touring Car Championship title twice, in 2007 and 2008, driving a Vauxhall Vectra.