LATAM Challenge Series

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LATAM Challenge Series
LATAM Challenge Series logo.jpg
Category Open-wheel racing
Country  Mexico
 United States
Inaugural season 2008
Constructors Tatuus
Engine suppliers Volkswagen
Tire suppliers Kumho
Drivers' champion Venezuela Francisco Cerullo
Official website latamchallengeseries.com
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

LATAM Challenge Series is an open-wheel racing series based in Latin America. LATAM is the replacement for Formula Renault 2000 de America.

Venues[edit]

In the 4 seasons 13 venues have been used, all road courses. The races primarily occur in Mexico, but races have been held in Texas (Houston and Dallas in 2010 and 2011) and Costa Rica (4 races in 2009).

In 2008 and 2009 the series was a support race for the World Touring Car Championship's Race of Mexico in Puebla.

Circuit Location Races Last
Autódromo Miguel E. Abed Mexico Puebla 12 2011
Autódromo del Águila Mexico León 2 2008
Autódromo de la Cantera Mexico Chihuahua 6 2010
Autódromo Chiapas Mexico Tuxtla Gutiérrez 2 2010
Eagles Canyon Raceway United States Decatur, Texas 2 2011
Autódromo del EcoCentro Mexico Querétaro 8 2011
Autódromo de La Guácima Costa Rica Alajuela 4 2009
Autódromo de Guadalajara Mexico Guadalajara 4 2009
Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico Mexico City 2 2011
Autódromo Monterrey Mexico Monterrey 8 2011
MSR Houston United States Angleton, Texas 4 2011
Motorsport Ranch United States Cresson, Texas 2 2010
Centro Dinámico Pegaso Mexico Toluca 2 2011
Autódromo San Luis 400 Mexico San Luis Potosí 9 2011
Autódromo de Zacatecas Mexico Zacatecas 2 2008

Cars[edit]

For the first two seasons, Formula Renault 2.0 cars was used. From 2010 the series uses a Formula Vee configuration, with Volkswagen engines.[1] Tatuus chassis are used.

Seasons[edit]

Season Champion
Driver Team Chassis Engine Tires
2008 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli RE Racing Tatuus Renault K
2009 Costa Rica André Solano Team Costa Rica Unico Tatuus Renault K
2010 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli RE Racing Tatuus Renault / Volkswagen K
2011 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli RE Racing Tatuus Volkswagen K
2012 Venezuela Francisco Cerullo RE Racing Tatuus Volkswagen K
2013 Venezuela Francisco Cerullo

Records[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Rank Driver Wins
1 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 20
2 Mexico Rudy Camarillo 11
3 Costa Rica André Solano 8
Mexico Gerardo Nieto 8
5 Mexico Homero Richards 4
6 Mexico Javier Echeverria 3
Mexico Hugo Oliveras 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LATAM Challenge Series cambia su planta de poder". Sportcar.com. March 1, 2010.