John Filippi to Drive Campos SEAT in WTCC TC2 Class

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Campos SEAT - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC
Campos SEAT - Photo Credit: FIA WTCC

19-year-old Frenchman John Filippi will compete in the TC2 class of the World Touring Car Championship this year in a Campos Racing SEAT.

The Corsican contested the V de V series in 2013, winning the Single-Seater Challenge driving a Formula Master car with 11 victories from 18 races. He also took part in the final round of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 at Barcelona.

He will drive a Leon car in the secondary class of the WTCC, for cars built to the previous regulations.

“After completing a successful international career in go-karts, I made my debut in single seater racing series with a Formula Master last year,” said Filippi.

“Now my manager and driver coach David Zollinger and I have decided to follow in the footsteps of Sebastien Loeb and compete in the World Touring Car Championship.

“I am extremely motivated joining this new challenge with Campos Racing and SEAT. My target, considering it is my rookie year in touring car racing, is to learn as much as possible, but bearing in mind a few podiums in TC2 class.”

Campos will run Filippi’s fellow Frenchman Hugo Valente and Serbian Dusan Borkovic in the TC1 class in new RML-built Chevrolet Cruzes.

Liqui Moly Team Engstler have meanwhile confirmed that they will run two of their BMWs in the TC2 class. Team owner Franz Engstler will drive one of the cars, with negotiations ongoing for the second driver.

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