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World Touring Car Cup

Augusto Farfus


About Augusto

With 15 wins in the WTCC and two third place finishes in the drivers’ championship, Augusto’s maiden season with Hyundai Motorsport in the WTCR promises to be one-to-watch. The passion for racing caught Augusto at a very young age. At only 6 years old, he began riding mini-motorcycles in his hometown of Curitiba, quickly establishing his talent and earning himself the moniker ‘Magic Motorcycle Boy’. He progressed to karting in 1992, and by the end of his first season had clinched the Paranaense Championship. After sealing numerous national titles, Augusto caught the eye of Italian team, CRG, and in 1999 he moved to Europe to compete as one of their official drivers. This led to progression into a successful single-seater racing, in which Augusto was crowned European Formula Renault champion in 2001 and European Formula 3000 champion in 2003. Augusto began his touring car career in the European Touring Car Championship (ETCC) before going on to contest in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) and the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC).

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Career

2018

Two rounds of FIA GT World Cup
Best result: 1st overall, Macau
Final classification: 1st

2017

24h Nürburgring
Result: 4th overall

Two rounds of the FIA GT World Cup
Best result: 2nd overall, Macau
Final classification: 4th

2015

24h Nürburgring
Result: 4th

2013

All rounds of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (10)
Best result: 1st overall, Hockenheim, Oschersleben, Zandvoort
Final classification: 2nd

2011

24h Nürburgring
Result: 1st overall

24h Dubai
Result: 1st overall

2009

All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (24)
Best result: 1st overall, Valencia, Porto, Brands Hatch, Oschersleben, Okayama, Macau
Final Classification: 3rd

2008

24h Nürburgring
Result: 1st overall

2006

All rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship (20)
Best result: 1st overall, Monza, Puebla, Valencia
Final classification: 3rd

2003

All rounds of the Euro 3000 (9)
Best result: 1st overall, Pergusa, Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Jerez
Final classification: 1st

2001

All rounds of Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup (10)
Best result: 1st overall
Final Classification: 1st

Q&A

Q1.Who is your motorsport idol?

Ayrton Senna (as I am Brazilian, it’s the standard answer!)

Q2.What are your hobbies?

Family, remote controlled planes / helicopters / drones, running.

Q3.What is your ideal destination for a holiday?


Wherever my family is and wherever I can find warm weather.

Q4.Which profession would you have chosen if you hadn’t become a race driver?


My grandfather invented a Churrasqueira in Brazil and all of my family works in this business. We have many restaurants so this would have been a potential career path for me.

Q5.What is your favorite food?

Food cooked by my wife. She is pretty good! If I wasn’t a professional athlete, I could easily survive on pizza, sushi and ice cream.

Q6.Describe yourself in 3 words

Loyal, honest, racer.

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Personal data

Birthday:

3. Sep 1983

Place of birth:

Curitiba (BRA)

Nationality:

Brazilian

Interests:

Family, remote controlled planes / helicopters / drones, running

WTCR Facts

First Event:

Marrakech 2019

First Victory:

--

Teammate:
With Hyundai:

2019

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