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Alonso tests STC2000 series car in Buenos Aires

Two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso tested the works Toyota Corolla that races in Argentina's Super TC2000, the country's main racing series.

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Fernando Alonso, Matias Rossi, Toyota Corolla Súper TC2000

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Alonso, who will compete with the Japanese manufacturer in the Dakar Rally next year, tested the 380bhp touring car at the Buenos Aires circuit.

He drove the car of four-time STC2000 Matias Rossi, a factory driver for Toyota and the current leader of the championship.

Rossi helped Alonso in his adaptation to the Corolla during the day.

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The Spaniard spent the entire afternoon driving the car as part of the Toyota Gazoo Day, co-driving several guests of the Japanese manufacturer.

He then went for a solo run with new tyres to measure himself against the laptimes from last weekend's 200 Kilometers of Buenos Aires, showing a pace that would had made him a frontrunner in the event.

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Series STC2000
Drivers Fernando Alonso
Author Federico Faturos