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WTCC ace Monteiro is OSCARO ambassador

WTCC ace Monteiro is OSCARO ambassador

14/01/2018 06:00

Tiago Monteiro has been named an ambassador of OSCARO, the world’s leading online retailer of original automotive spare parts, and an Official Series Partner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship in 2017.

Monteiro, who led the WTCC standings until serious injury forced him to miss the closing eight races of the 2017 season, will work as an OSCARO ambassador in his native Portugal following his appointment late last year.

“We are very happy and proud to have an ambassador such as Tiago,” said Pablo Reganas, Director of International Development at OSCARO. “In addition to being a great driver, he is also an extraordinary human being who shares our values, our ambition and our vision of the world. He is passionate and a great competitor. We want to give back purchasing power to our clients by giving them the best prices and the best services to maintain their vehicles.”

Monteiro said: “It is really an honour to be able to embody OSCARO in Portugal. OSCARO is a strong brand in the motorsports world with precise objectives and a strong team of brave people. Together we can do great things in Portugal on a social and economical level. It is a revolutionary concept which I perfectly identify in. I am happy to be part of this adventure.”

Click here to find out more about OSCARO. Meanwhile, the WTCC will become the FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR) from 2018. Portugal’s round of the series takes place on the spectacular street track in Vila Real from 23-24 June.

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