Sports - March 13, 2023

Celso Neto ready for the start of the season

Celso Neto aprofessional touring car racer from Brazil, received an invitation last year from the Victor Gonzalez Racing Team (VGRT) to participate in the final four TC America powered by Skip Barber races. Neto started in the #8 Honda Civic Type-R car as a teammate to Sally McNulty. The young Brazilian driver was eager for the opportunity to not only drive for the VGRT team but also to drive with Honda in 2022.

“With the experience that Celso had in Brazil’s Touring Car championships, we are confident he will perform his best, starting with Watkins Glen,” said team owner Victor Gonzalez.

Neto promised to kick off his debut at full force and show his commitment to the VGRT Team. After his debut race, Neto concluded the season with races at Road America, Sebring, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These tracks provided an opportunity for Neto to experience racing at some of the best-known and most challenging tracks in North America.

Celso got two podiums and 5 top five finishes. It was definitely an amazing start for a 17 year old rookie at TC America.

In 2023, Celso Neto will be racing with the SkipBarber team with the same Type-R Civic, but with a new car number, #7. The SkipBarber team is known for its professionalism and commitment to excellence. The team provides its drivers with the best equipment and support necessary to compete at the highest level. The partnership between Celso Neto and SkipBarber team will be a strong one, and both are excited to see what the future holds.

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The first race of the 2023 season will take place at the Sonoma Raceway in Califórnia (March 30th to April 2nd), which is known to be one of the most challenging tracks in North America. Sonoma’s twists and turns, combined with its elevation changes, make it a tough track for even the most experienced drivers. The Sonoma Raceway will be the perfect place for Celso Neto to showcase his skills and test the new Honda Civic Type-R car with his new team.

Celso Neto has been training hard for the upcoming race, working closely with his new team to fine-tune the car’s performance for the track’s demands. The SkipBarber team has been a valuable resource in helping Neto prepare for the race, providing him with the support and guidance he needs to succeed.

As the new season approaches, the racing world is eager to see what Celso Neto and the SkipBarber team will achieve together. Fans worldwide are excited to watch the new partnership in action and are eager to see what new heights Neto will reach in his racing career.

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