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TEAM COSTA CAMPOS RACING BRINGS TO THE CIRCUIT OF ESTORIL MONTEIRO, BEIRÃO DA VEIGA AND FÉLIX DA COSTA

BMW M6 Team Costa Campos Racing, Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, António Felix da Costa, Tiago Monteiro | Photo ©JLpress/JoaoLamares2017
BMW M6 Team Costa Cam­pos Racing, Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, António Felix da Costa, Tiago Mon­teiro | Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

By Paula Lamares
Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

JLPress was in the boxes of the Auto­dro­mo do Estor­il, to accom­pany the test­ing day of Team Costa Cam­pos Racing. This is the last pre­par­a­tion for the Inter­na­tion­al GT Open’s sea­son that will take place at the Estor­il cir­cuit, on April 29

Costa Cam­pos Racing has a lux­ury team of Por­tuguese drivers: Tiago Mon­teiro, Lourenço Beirão da Veiga and António Félix da Costa at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3.

Tiago Monteiro, Team Costa Campos Racing | Photo ©JLpress/JoaoLamares2017
Tiago Mon­teiro, Team Costa Cam­pos Racing | Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

This new chal­lenge is very spe­cial because I will do it with two friends of mine (L. Beirão da Veiga and Felix da Costa),” said Tiago Mon­teiro, who is a Honda driver and cur­rently leads the WTCC. “I have not been in a car like this BMW GT for 15 years, I still have to adapt me to the car, but I enjoyed this first exper­i­ence, the car is very bal­anced,” the Por­tuguese driver said.

Lourenço Beirão da Veiga is the main driver of the team who was also very pleased to be part of this pro­ject: “We man­aged to bring togeth­er an excel­lent team that mix of exper­i­ence, speed and friend­ship which is always good” said the driver who came from Seat Leon Euro­cup.

Regard­ing the import­ance of these tests at Estor­il, Beirão da Veiga assured that they are extremely import­ant because “they allow to cor­rect some mis­takes and elim­in­ate what is less well without the stress of offi­cial tests where there are many cars on track.”

Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, Team Costa Campos Racing | Photo ©JLpress/JoaoLamares2017
Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, Team Costa Cam­pos Racing | Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

On the expect­a­tions of win­ning the race of the cir­cuit of Estor­il, the driver said: “this is not a very favor­able cir­cuit due to the lay­out of the track, but the car is very good, it has a great engine” and he hopes that “the pub­lic will come in strength to sup­port us here at home. ”

António Félix da Costa, who has not been “at home” since 2008, is also very con­fid­ent in the res­ult of the GT Open’s 2017 sea­son. The driver, des­pite the many com­mit­ments made with BMW, is clearly pleased with the oppor­tun­ity to return to the cir­cuit of Estor­il almost 10 years later. “I call on all those who sup­port Team Costa Cam­pos Racing to come on the 29th,” he said.

António Félix da Costa, Team Costa Campos Racing | Photo ©JLpress/JoaoLamares2017
António Félix da Costa, Team Costa Cam­pos Racing | Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

Asked by JLPress about the dif­fi­culties of the cir­cuit of Estor­il, Félix da Costa explains: “This cir­cuit is com­plic­ated because it has a slow curve and then curves that vary a lot between slow and medi­um speed and then there are two fast ones so it is very dif­fi­cult to tune a car And make a com­prom­ise that works every­where “this requires” the driver often has to com­prom­ise some areas to favor the car and that is what we are doing today, “said the offi­cial BMW driver.

In the end of the day, we expect a very com­pet­it­ive cham­pi­on­ship with excelent cars and drivers. Full house is required at Auto­dro­mo do Estor­il on Sat­urday, April 29, to see the race that starts the sea­son and where the Por­tuguese and Team Costa Cam­pos Racing will fight hard for the podi­um places, because this is Tiago Monteiro’s motto:“Work Hard Play Hard”.

BMW M6 Team Costa Campos Racing, Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, António Felix da Costa, Tiago Monteiro | Photo ©JLpress/JoaoLamares2017
BMW M6 Team Costa Cam­pos Racing, Lourenço Beirão da Veiga, António Felix da Costa, Tiago Mon­teiro | Pho­to ©JLpress/​JoaoLamares2017

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