The youngster from Torres Vedras was one of the main contenders of the series, last year, fighting for the Drivers’ title until the last event, Monza, where he scored a win.
With a fast adaptation to one of the most demanding motorsport categories, and with a good understanding with Spanish team, a second year in the project was the best option for the twenty-three years old driver. “I’m very happy to continue this season with Teo Martín Motorsport in the International GT Open. Last year I debuted in the European GT arena and I felt the support that a team like Teo Martín Motorsport can offer, which was important to fight for the Drivers title until the last race weekend.
In the next season, with much more experience and with a solid relationship with the team, I believe we will be an even stronger force and I’ll do my best to justify the confidence that Teo Martín Motorsport showed in me”, said Henrique Chaves.
The Portuguese driver will have a new teammate, Miguel Ramos, who is an International GT Open habitué and who was the 2015 International GT Open Champion alongside another Portuguese driver, Álvaro Parente, at the wheel of a Teo Martín Motorsport’s McLaren 650S GT3.
Henrique Chaves and the driver from Vila Nova de Gaia are not unknown to each other, as they took part in the 2019 FIA Nations Cup. Quickly the pair found a good base of understanding and that was significant to show a good pace during the event.
The driver from Torres Vedras is excited to take part in a completely Portuguese driver line-up and he is determined to make even more special a special season for Miguel Ramos. “It’s great to team-up with Miguel! We competed together last year in the FIA Nations Cup, at Vallelunga, and we gelled quite well. He is a seasoned, fast and reliable driver and he was already champion with Teo Martin Motorsport, also in a McLaren. I believe that, together, we can emulate that achievement at the wheel of the team’s McLaren 720S GT3. Also, this is Miguel’s thirtieth motorsport season and it would be great to celebrate it with the 2020 title and helping him to be the driver with more victories in the International GT Open would be the cream at the top of the cake.
After such a long break, I’m looking forward to get back to racing”, stated Henrique Chaves.
The International GT Open season will have six events and will start in Hungaroring at August 6th – 9th.
August 06th – 09th Hungaroring
August 20th – 23rd Paul Ricard
September 12th – 13th Red Bull Ring
September 26th – 27th Monza
October 16th – 18th Spa-Francorchamps
October 29th – November 01st Barcelona