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90 Seconds with Alvaro Parente

What would you be if not a racing driver?

An athlete, probably a footballer.


Do you have any pre-race superstitions?


I used too, they weren’t working as well so I stopped.

What is your favourite racing circuit?

Bathurst, Silverstone and Le Mans!


Who do you admire the most?

This might sound a bit funny but Christian Ronaldo, he’s been at the top of his game for many many years, one of ‘the’ best football players, I admire him a lot.

Favourite food?

Traditional Portuguese.

Which other series would you like to race in?


Very happy with what I’m doing and very happy to be doing the Le Mans 24 Hours for the second time!

What road car do you drive?


Don’t laugh… a Jeep Wrangler, like in all the American movies… and a normal BMW wagon (diesel!).


Most memorable racing moment?


Luckily I’ve had quite a lot of really memorable races in my career, picking just one is very difficult!  At the beginning of the year I did the Bathurst 12 Hours, I had an amazing 4 hour stint, and my win at Long Beach in this year’s Pirelli World Challenge, I love street courses, that was really memorable!  

Do you have any tattoo's, if so what and where (be honest!)?


No, none!

Alvaro currently races in the Pirelli World Challenge for K-PAX Racing in a McLaren 650S GT3

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