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"I have weighed different options"

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By Olivier Ferret

19 March 2014 - 09:48
Filippi in Campos Racing’s Seat (...)

Campos Racing signed John Filippi to drive one of the team’s TC2 SEAT León cars in the 2014 FIA World Touring Car Championship.

Filippi, a 19-year old from Corsica, faces his first season in a professional motor sport series; after gaining experience in karting, he was crowned last year as champion in the VdV Single Seater Challenge of Formula Master.

“I have weighed different options for starting a professional career. After making different tests I chose WTCC because I feel it represents the better opportunity. It is a competitive world championship that involves important manufacturers and famous drivers, and benefits from a global TV coverage. I know it will be a diffficult task, but my target is to gain experience during my first season. I am happy to join Campos Racing that is one of the most respected teams in the series. And they also have the experience for helping young drivers to grow up, as they proved with Pepe Oriola in the past,” Filippi said.

Campos Racing had already confirmed its participation with two Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 cars driven by Hugo Valente and Dušan Borković.

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