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Brothers Sperafico and Paludo will replace Bueno, Jimenez and Piquet Jr. in Baku

13 October 2014

Ricardo and Rodrigo Sperafico will drive the #0 BMW Sports Trophy Team Brazil BMW Z4 for the final round of the Blancpain Sprint Series in Baku. Series regulars Cacà Bueno en Sergio Jimenez are absent because of obligations in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. On the sister car, the #30 BMW, Nelson Piquet jr. will be replaced by Miguel Paludo.

Twin brothers Ricardo and Rodrigo Sperafico have competed in Europe during the early years of their career. They both got as high as the International F3000 championship and Ricardo was also an F1 test driver for Williams. They now both drive in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship. Miguel Paludo won the Porsche GT3 Cup championship in Brazil in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, the 31-year old driver changed the focus of his career to the United States, where he competed in the Truck Series, a division of NASCAR.

Ricardo Sperafico (#0 BMW Sports Trophy Team Brazil BMW):I am very happy to be part of this team, representing Brazil abroad. For me, it will be a great experience and it will be the first time that I will drive a GT car. I will try to get to grips with the car as fast as possible to be competitive in the race. I do not know the street circuit of Baku in Azerbaijan and have never been in the country before, but I believe we will be able to learn the circuit fairly quickly.