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Honda Racing team Sweden heads to Slovakia proud and excited

Honda Racing team Sweden heads to Slovakia proud and excited

18/06/2015 09:56

Honda Racing team Sweden Sporting Director Stefan Lindberg says his privateer squad is “proud and excited” to be giving Argentine ace Néstor Girolami his FIA World Touring Car Championship debut in Slovakia.

However, Lindberg insists both driver and team will be keeping their expectations firmly in check as they embark on a new adventure this week.

Girolami, the reigning Súper TC2000 champion, will face a steep learning curve when he arrives at the Slovakia Ring for rounds 11 and 12 of the WTCC season, as Lindberg explained.

 “We have done everything we possibly can to help prepare Néstor for his debut,” said Lindberg. “Still we need to remember that he is entirely new to the WTCC environment, and that we have had very little testing so far this year. We travel to Slovakia with realistic targets but this is an exciting weekend for Honda Racing team Sweden.

“As a small Swedish privateer team, we are proud to have been entrusted the management of a delicate moment in Néstor’s promising career. Stepping into the international arena is no easy task, but – having spent quite some time with Néstor in Sweden over the last week – I have seen how dedicated and ambitious he actually is.”

 

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