It’s a love thing for WTCC winner Guerrieri

It’s a love thing for WTCC winner Guerrieri

28/08/2017 at 12:00Updated 28/08/2017 at 12:47

Top privateer Esteban Guerrieri has revealed his “love” for racing in the FIA World Touring Car Championship.

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The WTCC race winner from Argentina is in his first full season in the series and will be a contender for honours when battle resumes at the Ningbo International Speedpark in China from 13-15 October.

“I love what I’m doing,” said Guerrieri. “Racing around the world is like a dream come true. I love travelling and I love adapting to new circumstances on the track and off the track. I always try to go to the limit and this also gives me a lot of joy. Then there’s the atmosphere that’s created around a world championship.”

Asked what he would have done had he not become a racing driver, Guerrieri explained: “When I was five I asked my mother to jump in a go-kart and when I was seven I asked her to change me to a bilingual school because Ayrton Senna said that to be a professional driver you need to know how to manage a computer and how to speak English. Most days when I was 12 or 13, I woke up and would say to my mother I go to school now but when I am asked to race in Europe you let me go. And she said I will let you go but now you have to go to school. I already said that before it happened so when it happened she had to let me go!

“In fact, I finished my secondary school last year. I left the school when I was 15 and I had two years to do and I did it last year. So that was one goal planned in my life. I like tennis but probably I would like to study marketing or public relations.”