The vessel Santa Caterina called yesterday at Santos harbour, nearby São Paulo, at the end of a 13-day Atlantic crossing from Antwerp. Part of her shipload consisted of twenty-six containers holding the WTCC cars and parts.
After the unloading and the completion of custom formalities, the containers will be loaded onto flatbed trucks and transported to the Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba, located in Pinhais, in the State of Paraná.
The final leg of this long journey from Europe to Brazil will consist of nearly 420 km southbound, mostly along the Rodovia Régis Bittencourt SP-160.
The convoy of trucks is due to arrive at Pinhais by next Friday.
BRANDON KRAUS HOPES TO JOIN AT SONOMA
Brandon Kraus, the winner of the 2011 United States Touring Car Championship, is currently in negotiations with Proteam Racing as he wishes to take part in the WTCC American event at Sonoma in September.
It was at the Sonoma circuit that Kraus secured the 2011 USTCC title and the Californian driver is looking forward to the WTCC visiting his home track for the first time.
Earlier this year, Kraus visited the WTCC opening event at Monza and on that occasion he had the opportunity to drive one of Proteams BMW 320 TC cars.
The test was part of an agreement between championship promoters Marcello Lotti (WTCC) and Ali Arsham (USTCC).
It was really good out there. The WTCC cars are really something! Im talking to a few sponsors and see if I can get a ride at Sonoma. Im addicted! Kraus said.