System 1 grand prix winner Rubens Barrichello will contest a debut marketing campaign in the Argentine Tremendous TC2000 touring vehicle collection in 2020.
Barrichello, 47, will race a Toyota Corolla for the factory Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina outfit, and will combine his new programme with his current obligations in the Stock Motor vehicle Brasil collection.
In Tremendous TC2000, he will be team-mates with Julian Santero, Mariano Altuna and 4-time series winner Matias Rossi, who was the maximum-placed Toyota driver in 2nd in the 2019 standings.
“I am very delighted with this probability to boost my involvement with Toyota and join Toyota Gazoo Racing Argentina to participate in the Super TC2000,” Barrichello said.
“It is a category that I have constantly paid awareness to and one particular that has many superior drivers, so I have no question that it will be a key challenge for me.
“Even with all the expertise I have accrued in System 1, in Inventory Vehicle and in quite a few motor racing groups close to the environment, I assume I will have a lot to learn below, from the complex team and from my new teammates.”
After concluding a 19-year F1 career in 2011 and paying out a solitary period in IndyCar, two-time planet championship runner-up Barrichello has grow to be a common frontrunner in his native Brazil’s Stock Car or truck group.
He won the title on his second endeavor in 2014, and has placed in the major 5 in every campaign considering that.
Toyota is new to Inventory Auto in 2020, and Barrichello’s Whole Time Sports staff – which will also subject fellow ex-F1 driver Nelson Piquet, Rafael Suzuki and Rossi (furthermore functioning a double programme throughout the two South American categories) – has switched to Corollas from Chevrolet Cruzes.
Neither Super TC2000, nor Inventory Automobile Brasil have demonstrated off a finalised 2020 calendar however.
But though there are clashes involving the two series’ provisional schedules, these are envisioned to be solved, which would allow for Barrichello and Rossi to fight for both championships.
The last three Tremendous TC2000 titles have gone to Renault drivers, with Facundo Ardusso taking the honours in 2017 and 2018, and Leonel Pernia prevailing final calendar year.