Cardone-Bergamasco the first AIKOA Racing car line-up in the TCR European Endurance

AIKOA Racing will make its debut on the international stage in TCR European Endurance with Francesco Cardone and Tiziano Bergamasco at the wheels of Audi RS3 LMS equipped with the DSG gearbox . The team led by Fabio Barberi, crowned Italian champion in the TCR Italy 2023, is ready for the international challenge in the 2024 season. The opportunity of the new TCR European Endurance championship promoted by Mauricio Slaviero was immediately chosen by AIKOA, being the first team to have registered in the championship and now also the first to have announced its crew of two pilots.

The drivers driving in track in this new adventure are Cardone and Bergamasco, who will team up on an RS3 LMS to compete on two fronts, namely the ranking dedicated to DSG cars and the “Gentleman” trophy. Both already part of the Venetian team in 2023, they will be able to start from a base of knowledge acquired on a car with which they already have experience. Cardone, born in 1982, is in his third year of racing, and last season he raced in the TCR Italy (in the DSG class), making his debut in the Mugello round. The Lucanian driver’s best finish was 4th in Race-2 in Monza.

Tiziano Bergamasco, on the other hand, has already been able to test an endurance format, having just come from the experience of the Coppa Italia Turismo Endurance, where he also managed to obtain the DSG class success in the Misano race. Thanks to the support of S4 Energia, the driver from Turriaco made the transition from two wheels, which he abandoned due to a shoulder injury, to four-wheel competitions. A career started later than the guys who come from single-seaters, but with the same passion for engines as always.

This new experience in the newborn TCR European Endurance represents an international testing ground for both, in the guise of a team and a car as protagonists on Italian soil. The first race of the TCR European Endurance at the new Balaton Park in Hungary, when the championship officially opens on April 28th.

2024 CALENDAR

28th APRIL

BALATON PARK

19th MAY

VALLELUNGA

22nd JUNE

MISANO

25th AUGUST

SLOVAKIARING

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