September 20, 2023

2023 COPA America – Report

The 2023 COPA America race was held in Lima, Peru last week at Miniautodromo Polo Bracale.  This track proves to be very challenging with its high banking turns and extreme elevation changes. This track had racers from many different countries and many different car manufacturers were represented.  Eric Jones from the USA was able to TQ and directly qualify into the finals with his XRAY NT1.  In the finals he was leading the race for a third of the race, but a mechanical issue forced him to end his chance at a victory.  Guillermo Jimenez from Mexico running his Mugen MTX7 was able to win the super pole and also qualify directly into the finals.  The hometown favourite Bruno Lira who qualified 3rd took the first place running his Capricorn C04. Bruno opted not to do a tire change in the 45 minute race which proved to be the right strategy as he was able to hold off Mexico’s Juan Herrero who finished second and America’s Jerry Guerra who finished 3rd and both opted to do a tire change and both were running Infinity.  This race proved that the sedan class is alive and well.  With the 2024 sedan Worlds being hosted in Costa Rica at the Mini Autódromo Las Cruces track.  Along with other named races which will be on the calendar expect the sedan class to continue to grow as racers start preparing.  This track is on private property and maintained to the highest levels.  There are all the amenities you would expect and then some extras such as a basket ball court.

Source: Jerry Guerra


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