Bruna Tomaselli ends remarkable USF2000 season in 8th
The Brazilian W-Series candidate ended her Road To Indy USF2000 campaign by meeting her target of finishing in the top-10.
Last weekend the Californian legendary circuit of Laguna Seca hosted an IndyCar event again for the first time since 2004: the prestigious title was to be assigned, with Josef Newgarden ultimately bringing home his second championship title.
It was also the final event on the 2019 calendar for support series USF2000, part of the Road to Indy program, with Brazilian Bruna Tomaselli competing to reach her target of finishing in the top-10 of the standings.
Tomaselli, who had just completed the three days testing assessment with W-Series in Almeria, Spain, flew back to the States for the final weekend of a remarkable season.
Competing for Pabst Racing team, started her season with a clear aim in mind:
"It is a very competitive series and we expected to have a positive championship. Throughout the year, we had good results and we managed to finish the season in eighth position, within what we had imagined at the beginning of the year, which was to finish in the top ten.” - said Bruna after the weekend.
With a 12th and a 10th place finish in the two races at Laguna Seca, Tomaselli reached her goals and completed a season with 10 top-ten finishes and a fifth place at Mid-Ohio. She also received the award for the most number of overtakes over the 15-races season.
“We had a very intense season, with a lot of on-track battles and a lot of overtakings. Receiving this award was very cool, because the American public likes good races and good races have many overtakings. I am very pleased with this recognition, as it is a highly valued prize there.” - commented Bruna.
Tomaselli's 2020 plans have not been yet finalized, as she now awaits the W-Series line-up announcement. "I took part in the W-Series tests in Spain and we will wait for the final list to see if I am in it. The audience is big and the priority is to participate in the season of that championship" - she said.
Tomaselli was the only South American invited to the Almeria tests. W-Series should be announcing soon the names of the 20 selected drivers to take part in the upcoming season.
In Bruna's words:
"Throughout the year, we had good results and we managed to finish the season in eighth position, within what we had imagined at the beginning of the year, which was to finish in the top ten.”
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