Chileans Vicente Bas, Jorge Bas and Abel Alonso are already in Perú preparing for the next to last race of the Panam GP Series season, to be held on October, 27 at Autodromo La Chutana in Lima. Chileans have confidence that the peruvian land will give them good results, mainly because they know the circuit better than rivals in other countries, particularly Mexico, whose drivers usually dominate the Series. “The track is very fast and technical, but we are certain that we can achieve a good result as we are all equal. For these races Mexican drivers do not know the circuit and finally we run as equals ” assures Jorge Bas, who is fourth in the championship with 111 points at only one point to the third.
For the three Chileans, La Chutana represents the stage prior to the finale of the 2013 Championship which will be held on Sunday November, 24 at the Autodromo Interlomas of Temuco in Chile.
The eighth presentation of the Panam GP Series begins Friday morning with practice at Autodromo La Chutana. Saturday will see qualifying and Sunday October 27, the two main races.
Chilean driver Jorge Bas had a couple of good weeks in México racing in the Panam GP Series. Bas grabbed two podiums finishes at Querétaro, scoring a pair of third places. That was a solid weekend for Bas. Then, last week at Chiapas, Bas got another pair of good results, finishing fifth and fourth in the two races, respectively. The results allow Bas to stay in the fight for the championship with mexican drivers Rudy Camarillo, Giancarlo Vecchi and Pablo Sánchez. In Chiapas, the other chilean drivers had tougher weekends. Abel Alonso finished ninth and Vicente Bas wasn’t able to race due to technical problems with his car.
The next round of the Panam GP Series is scheduled for September 14 and 15, with races at Autódromo La Guacima in Costa Rica.
The round of the Panam GP Series in Puebla, México was not an easy one for chilean drivers Jorge Bas, Abel Alonso and Vicente Bas in the Panam GP Series. From the beginning of the weekend, their team, TCR, had mechanical issues and problems, that left the team looking out just for a few points instead of victories and podiums for the drivers. In qualifying, Abel Alonso was the best with just a ninth place, followed by Vicente Bas in tenth and Jorge Bas in eleventh. In the race, Jorge Bas was the best of the chileans and grabbed some important points for the championship by finishing seventh. Abel Alonso was ninth and Vicente Bas finished outside of the points.
The next round of the Panam GP Series is in Querétaro, México, on August 17 and 18.
Chilean driver Jorge Bas got his second win in his Panam GP Series career, after getting the victory in the second race of the weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Ciudad de México. Bas led all laps in this final race, to grab the win, the first of the season for his team TCR. In the first race, Bas was fourth. That was the same starting position for him in the second race, but he made a perfect move to get the first spot in the start. Chilean drivers Abel Alonso and Vicente Bas were also part of the race, and while they showed progress over the weekend in a tough track, they were not able to clinch podium positions.
The first race of the weekend was won by mexican driver Pablo Sánchez.
Chilean youngster Vicente Bas earned his first big result in the Panam GP Series, as he got his first podium in the inaugural race at Homestead Miami Speedway. Bas only has 14 years and its on his second year of Panam GP after racing in the last rounds in 2012 with his older brother Jorge. Both and chilean Abel Alonso are part of the Panama Jack TCR team. Jorge got a 5th position in the first round in Florida and Abel grabbed a 6th position in his second Panam GP Series race.
The winner of the event was mexican driver Rudy Camarillo. Second finished Sebastián Ordoñez.
“It was a heavily contested race, I was fifth at the start and in the second round and was fourth. There was a safety car due to an accident involving the leaders, and I jumped to second behind Rudy Camarillo and then Sebastian Ordonez was able to go by me. The race was fought and highly entertaining ” said Vicente Bas, without doubt the star of the race in Homestead.
Take a ride with us around Autodromo Juvenal Jeraldo de Huachalalume, about 15 kilometers from the beautiful city of La Serena, Chile. Driver José Luis Bas takes the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider to the limit in one hot lap around this track that hosted the final round of the Panam GP Series – Formula Abarth championship from Ferrari Driver Academy. Lucky us!
Sebastian Merchan from Ecuador and Jorge Bas Viguera from Chile won the races that weekend. Merchan won the title and earned a Ferrari Driver Academy scholarship that will allow him to travel to Maranello and work, test and train as a Ferrari driver for three weeks.
20 year old mexican Rodolfo “Rudy” Camarillo is set for an endurance racing debut at the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona International Speedway, Florida, at the end of the month of January. Camarillo, who raced in the Panam GP Series from Ferrari Driver Academy and in the Latam Challenge Series in 2012, will drive a Mazda RX-8 in the GT category at Daytona, with three other mexican young talents: Carlos Peralta from the NASCAR Toyota México Series, Ricardo Pérez de Lara, who raced at the Súper Copa Telcel SEAT León and young-gun Martín Fuentes, who did a few races with Camarillo both in the Panam GP Series and the Latam Challenge Series. The team behind these mexican racers will be Racers Edge Motorsports.
Camarillo finished third in the Latam Challenge Series standings behind champion Francisco Cerullo from Venezuela and André Solano. He was fourth in the Panam GP Series behind Sebastián Merchan from Ecuador, Cerullo and Gerardo “El Grillo” Nieto from México.
“This is a very important race that puts together drivers of very high reputation with young drivers like us, so we are going to deal with it with a lot of dedication and effort” said Camarillo.
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