Ángel Burgueño, one of the most renowned Spanish drivers, who won in Formula 3 racing, in the European Le Mans Series and other important international championships joins Team Icer Brakes to take part at the inaugural Maxi Endurance 32 event and set a new endurance world record, in the process of being approved by Guinness. The Spanish outfit will enter a Norma M20 Prototype, a car featuring a carbon-fiber chassis and powered by a Mugen Honda unit.
The Spaniard has commented that, after his successful racing career, he has been “captivated by that challenge called the Maxi Endurance 32. It is a different race, where new world records will be established and with different generations of people sharing the same car. We will try to set the world record and it is going to be very enriching to team up with some of the upcoming start on the Spanish motorsport scene.
The Autódromo do Algarve is the ideal venue, it is like to be on a rollercoaster. We must be very careful for 32 hours and have a good race pace as both aspects will play a key role if we want to set the world record”.
“As of tomorrow, I´m going to start to prepare this incredible adventure created by Julián Piedrafita and Jesús DÍez. We need to support such initiatives, because it is a pioneer race, both nationally and internationally.
That persuading me it is there is not anything better or even closely similar, because you get the change of setting a world record in the Maxi Endurance 32 race. Combine this with competing in a factory-backed car, at a challenging circuit, and that those taking part at the inaugural event will win a place in history. I can´t ask for any more. Well, yes. To win the race!
I thank Icer Brakes this marvelous chance, as I haven´t raced professionally for a number of years.
In a few days the squad will announce my teammates and I encourage other Spanish drivers to participate in the Maxi Endurance 32, because it will become part of history and there are five world records to be set. We will give our best, having a combination of experience and youthfulness.”