Alvaro Parente news 2010-08-11

Alvaro Parente in AF Corse colours at Hungaroring Alvaro's Parente talent keeps being recognised in the international arena and he will be at Hungaroring Le Mans Series' event, after being invited by AF Corse to be at the wheel of one of its ...

Alvaro Parente in AF Corse colours at Hungaroring

Alvaro's Parente talent keeps being recognised in the international arena and he will be at Hungaroring Le Mans Series' event, after being invited by AF Corse to be at the wheel of one of its Ferrari F430 GT.

The Portuguese youngster's 2010 season has been very busy, with a program at the Superleague Formula by Sonangol, where he has already been in the top step of the podium, and other at the Spanish GT Championship, where he leads the drivers' standings.

The fantastic results that he achieved at the Spanish competition mainly the event where he raced with the GT Open, when he was the fastest in the track with a two years old car impressed Amato Ferrari, AF Corse team boss, who invited him to take the wheel of one of his official Ferrari that he will put on track for the Hungarian event of the most important Endurance series of the Europe.

Alvaro Parente will race in the competitive GT2 class of the 1000Km of Hungaroring, during which he will have a stiff competition from the Porsche official drivers and will have as team mates the formers Formula 1 drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Jean Alesi and the GT expert, Toni Vilander. The young driver from Oporto will share the ninety-six Ferrari with Alvaro Barba, in which will be a fast and efficient pair, something that leaves the Portuguese very pleased with the AF Corse invitation. "It's a great honour for me to be chosen by the official Ferrari team to take part in the Hungarian Le Mans Series event. This championship is very competitive, where it is possible to watch intense fights between the Maranello's official drivers and Porsche's, a fight that capture the fans imagination, and makes me very excited to be part of it. As always, I'll give my best so I can justify the confidence that the team put in me", underlined, extremely motivated, the gifted Portuguese driver.

This invitation can be the beginning of a deeper cooperation between Alvaro Parente and the team that officially defends Ferrari colours in numerous GT championships, but the driver from Portugal wants to give a step at a time and is focus is in the Hungaroring event. "There is a possibility of continuing with AF Corse but, first, I want to achieve a good performance at Hungary and, after, I'll think in the future. My priority is to do a good work and show to Amato Ferrari that he was on the right side when he invited me", ended the young Portuguese driver.

-source: Alvaro Parente

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Jean Alesi , Alvaro Parente
Teams AF Corse