Entrepreneur Maurício Slaviero tells the information about 2023

Maurício Slaviero is likely one of the nice entrepreneurs of Brazilian and world motorsport. For a lot of years he headed the corporate Vicar, which organizes the Inventory Automobile. He then developed the ETCR venture, the World Championship in Electrical Automobile Tourism. This yr he was straight concerned within the FIA ​​Motorsport Video games, an Olympic Video games with greater than 500 drivers taking part. Along with being one of many companions of TCR South America, a championship that mixes endurance and dash vehicles.

For 2023, the most important innovation is TCR Brasil, which could have a number of nationwide phases, scoring individually from the South American TCR. To make this occur, Slaviero discovered a robust associate, Vicar, which already organizes the Nationwide Tourism class. Due to this fact, Turismo Nacional will run along with TCR Brasil for subsequent yr.

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Are you able to inform us a bit of about the way you began along with your actions in motorsport?

Mauricio Slaviero – I began as a kart driver after which as a automotive driver. Now we have been concerned in motorsport for 40 years. As we speak I’m 53 years outdated and I began racing karts on the age of 13. Then I managed some drivers, helped for instance Mauricio Gugelmin, Nonô Figueiredo, later Alain Khodair and collaborated on many occasions associated to motorsport. Vicar’s proposal to work there resulted in 2016 from Carlos Col. And I ended up staying for eight years as the corporate’s chief government.

Was Inventory Automobile a serious championship again then?

Mauricio Slaviero – AND Inventory automotive it was already a giant class and we saved working to make it develop much more. Whereas I used to be there, I created this two-race format that it nonetheless has in the present day. I intensified the actions with “million” races. I additionally created a pairs race, which was profitable. Carried out 11 road races, from Ribeirão Preto to Salvador, the concept of ​​Carlos Col. And I stayed at Vicar till 2016. Then I got here to Europe to develop a totally completely different venture, which is an electrical model of the TCR: the ETCR.

May you clarify how this venture went?

Mauricio Slaviero – Once I began the venture, it was nonetheless “clean paper”, it did not also have a identify. There was solely the idea of making a journey class with electrical vehicles. We began utilizing the entire TCR foundation: the entire chassis, suspension, and many others. is virtually the identical. And we developed {an electrical} equipment that features the battery, motors, inverters, that’s, your complete electrical system that makes up the automotive. So we promote or lease these kits to automotive firms and so they construct vehicles primarily based on street vehicles. As we speak, for instance, Hyundai drives the Veloster, Cupra drives the Leon, and others. They modified these vehicles with {an electrical} equipment that we developed and have autos prepared for competitors. The championship began final yr with a yr’s delay as a result of pandemic and this yr (2022) it has already develop into an FIA championship. Equally FIA eTouring Automobile World Cup🇧🇷 Adrien Tambay, son of Patrick Tambay, who competed in F1, turned the champion this yr. The championship is in full development: a brand new automotive firm will enter subsequent yr, which shall be introduced quickly. It is already the World Cup, however we nonetheless did not have races exterior of Europe as a result of pandemic. We’re not planning to go to Brazil but, as a result of the sphere of electrical vehicles remains to be very small and automotive firms aren’t .

TCR has conquered the house in South America lately and now in 2023 there will even be TCR Brasil, an unique championship. Are you able to discuss these two competitions?

Mauricio Slaviero – The South American TCR began final yr. This yr the championship has already grown lots, there are 18/20 vehicles on the beginning grid. Subsequent yr we’ll proceed with TCR South America and we will even begin with TCR Brasil. There shall be 10 phases TCR South America It’s TCR Brazil it is going to be inside 5 of those 10 weekends. As you might already know, we’ve got partnered with Vicar, who at the moment are taking part in each championships. All of the companions we had earlier than and who began the venture are persevering with. And the brand new associate, which is Vicar, comes with all of the experience in occasions, within the business half, within the business half. Particularly in Brazil, which was a bit missing right here. Being right here in Europe made this job a bit extra difficult. And the folks of Argentina will proceed to work and develop for the area.

So will TCR run alongside Turismo?

Mauricio Slaviero – That’s proper. TCR would be the principal class and Turismo Nacional will run with us. Within the phases of Argentina and Uruguay, we’ll run with their phases there. TCR Brasil could have a separate ranking for our nation and one other for South America. Those that full all races shall be in rivalry for 2 championships. However those that select to do solely the TCR Brasil weekends will solely rating factors and compete in that nationwide championship. The calendar will run from March to December, ten weekends, with TCR Brasil beginning in July and ending in December.

Automobiles utilized in TCR run Dash (brief) and Endurance (lengthy) races. Does this differential work as a laboratory for the automotive trade, as a real take a look at for road fashions?

Mauricio Slaviero – TCR is an idea the place automotive firms develop racing vehicles and begin promoting them. It is a class we name Buyer Racing, the place automotive firms promote competitors vehicles to groups and drivers. It is vitally vital for them to have Endurance and Dash races, because it not solely helps within the growth of the vehicles, but in addition attracts the eye of the drivers to 2 several types of competitors. As we speak, TCR has greater than 1,100 race vehicles bought worldwide. That is numerous vehicles, a complete, absolute document. There are greater than 35 championships on the earth and nearly 600 / 700 pilots compete every year. To not point out that the general public identifies with the vehicles they generally see on the streets.

What’s the motion generated this yr in FIA Motorsport Video games, which you commanded the Brazilian delegation, did you convey constructive experiences? And what would be the paths to this championship?

Mauricio Slaviero – It was a really profitable occasion. Brazil was represented there solely as a result of Giovanni Guerra, the president of the CBA, had numerous religion within the venture I took from him. He noticed an amazing alternative to raise motorsport in Brazil and for Brazilian drivers to race overseas. Our preliminary aim was to convey one or two riders. Ultimately, 11 got here. On the occasion in Paul Ricard, France, we had a really massive viewers, with such an environment from completely different nations, all in uniform: an actual Olympic ambiance. Who is aware of, possibly we might take this occasion to Brazil. It will be nice as a result of we’ve got wonderful drivers who know the circuits. In fact it is difficult, it will not be easy as a result of it includes many classes, many vehicles, very complicated logistics. There have been greater than 500 drivers at Paul Ricard.

Do you assume we’re in for one more Ayrton Sennas? Or will it’s the numerous nice Brazilian pilots who will shine in Brazil and overseas?

Mauricio Slaviero – Having one other Ayrton Senna shall be very tough. He was a novel particular person with unbelievable expertise. It was very completely different. However we’ve got many very high-quality drivers with all of the potential to be not solely in F1, but in addition in different robust classes of world motorsport.

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