The Racing Factory took the podium at the FIA ERC 3
The Racing Factory has ended its participation in the FIA European Rally Championship in a positive way. In an European competition where the Santa Maria da Feira team was present in all the events (8 races), it was with the young Spanish driver, Pep Bassas, that the Portuguese team stood out, finishing the FIA ERC 3 competition in second position.
At the end of the Islas Canarias Rally, the last round of the FIA ERC, Justino Reis was very satisfied with the final result and with the performance of the team this season across borders: “We fought until the end, in every race of the championship, with defeats, podiums and victories, and we are European ERC3 vice champeons. A championship made up of effort, commitment and professionalism and we barely missed the big goal. But we are very happy and grateful to the Bassas/Axel pilots and all the TRF elements that were with us in this fight., he began by highlighting, before remembering that: “We ended the year as we started in Poland, watching three cars and we continued to focus on one of our main targets for the team, its internationalization and discussion of international championships.”
Aloísio Monteiro, on the other hand, was satisfied, remembering that this is “um projeto totalmente privado, com um budget reduzido quando comparado com as outras equipas que atacaram o mesmo objetivo. O Pep Bassas demonstrou todas as suas capacidades, lutando em todas as provas pelos lugares cimeiros. Vamos lutar para lhe dar outras armas para lutar por outros objetivos em 2022. É muito importante realçar que este sucesso desportivo é fruto do trabalho dos pilotos, mas também de uma grande estrutura que, semana após semana, rali após rali está a crescer e já se posiciona entre os melhores da Europa.”
In the Spanish competition, and as the ultimate proof of internationalization, The Racing Factory also assisted the Argentine team composed of Juan Carlos Alonso / Juan Pablo Monasterolo, as well as the Spanish duo Luís Villariño / José Murado, both in Skoda Fabia Rally 2 EVO, which , according to Justino Reis: “conseguiram completar a prova sem problemas, atingindo os seus objetivos. Ambas as duplas estão nesta fase a procurar viabilizar os seus projetos 2022, eventualmente com a The Racing Factory.”