Tiago Monteiro to participate in the 1000km of Algarve

After a very positive experience in the Le Mans 24 HR last weekend, Team Oreca decided to offer Tiago Monteiro a new challenge. The Portuguese driver has agreed to take part in the 1000km of Algarve which will take place from the 31st of July to August the 2nd as part of the Le Mans Championship series on the Autodromo of Algarve.

Tiago's new participation for Team Oreca is proof of the confidence Hugues de Chaunac's team has in him and of the quality of his work in the recent endurance test, the 24hr of Le Mans. It also means that the Autodromo of Algarve will be able to enjoy the presence of a national driver for this night test.

Tiago happily realizes that he definitely could not refuse this invitation... "The Le Mans experience was really positive and I'm proud and delighted that Hugues de Chaunac has invited me to participate to the 1000km of Algarve. The Oreca 01 is a fascinating car which gives you similar sensations to an F1 car. I will know the car better in Algarve and I'm looking forward to seeing how it behaves on such a spectacular track like Portimao. The fact that it's a night race spices up the challenge and I am keen to race at night. Fortunately, the 1000km of Algarve do not coincide with a meeting of the FIA WTCC and I didn't think twice before accepting the invitation. I can't thank SEAT Sport enough for giving me the opportunity to take part in this specific challenge. Firstly, I will race in front of the Portuguese fans and on a track that I really like. Plus, it will be a good occasion to share a great time with my sponsors and friends," Tiago explains.

For the Portuguese public, the 1000km of Algarve will be an opportunity to see Tiago defending his national colours behind the wheel of an exceptional car at speeds of more than 300km/h.

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