The Málaga-born driver comes back to the 24 hours of Barcelona, a race where keeps some indelible memories as he won his class and finished 5th overall in 2011. Fontes joins RCA Racing to share its SEAT León Cup Racer – the same model he is currently driving in the Spanish Endurance Championship- with Vela, Sicart, Carbó and González-Bueno.
Álvaro Fontes has announced he is returning to the 24 hours of Barcelona, taking place on 5-6 September, which triggers many thoughts of brilliant racing success achieved by the Spaniard. At the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Fontes scored a resounding class win at the wheel of a SEAT León Supercopa four years ago. Besides, teaming up with José Manuel de los Milagros and two riders such as Jorge Lorenzo and Ricky Cardús, Fontes finished 5th overall.
At present Fontes, who is an avid endurance driver, sets sights on CER title fight with his teammate Mirco van Oostrum but simultaneously he was able to secure a seat for 24H Barcelona in a RCA Racing-entered SEAT León Cup Racer. The Spanish pilot already has some experience with the team contesting in the Spanish GT Series in 2011 which undoubtedly aid his adaptation. RCA Racing will fight for class honors in A3T, with no less than 16 cars on the entry list, and completing an extremely competitive driver line-up: Álvaro Vela, Alan Sicart, Jaime Carbó and César González-Bueno will team up with Fontes.
“It is very exciting to confirm my second participation at the 24 hours of Barcelona. I love this race and fortunately I managed to take win four years ago with incredible teammates”, the driver explains. Fontes remarks “to be honest my goal is winning the race for a second time, but I realize that it is difficult target as there are some big names on the entry list. But RCA Racing is an experienced team, our driver line-up is pretty good and the SEAT León Cup runs like clockwork in endurance racing. We set ourselves ambitious goals. I am looking forward to driving the car at Montmeló for the very first time next week. I have gotten my mind-set to wrap around getting through 24 hours of pure racing”.