The Proteam Motorsport outfit will run a second BMW 320TC at this weekend’s round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship at Sonoma Raceway.
The team will give 50-year-old Italian driver Felice Tedeschi the second seat alongside regular driver Mehdi Bennani at this weekend’s inaugural visit to the United States, it has been announced today.
Tedeschi will pilot a #48 entry, marking the first time since April that the team has run two cars at the same event.
Proteam had started the 2012 season as a two-car operation, with its second car being piloted by Spanish driver Isaac Tutumlu for the first three rounds of the championship before he comprehensively wrote off his car with a huge accident at the Race of Morocco.
Tedeschi’s motorsport background comes from years of competition in his homeland. He started out in the Italian Formula 3 and Italian Super Touring Car Championships in the 1990s, and has more recently been competing in the Italian Superstars Series, piloting a Mercedes C63 AMG for the Roma Racing team.
Stay tuned for our event preview to this weekend’s Sonoma round, which will be online later this week!