The 2013 edition of the WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal has a new Media Relations team, with the Spaniard Lluïsa Torras as Rally Press Officer, FIA liaison and International Media Relations, while Miguel Fonseca will be the National Press Officer.
This renewal takes place fter the recent departure of Mr. Fernando Petronilho from the ACP Motorsport, where he worked as Press Officer for the WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal since 2009.
“ACP thanks Fernando Petronilho for all the work done and dedication shown towards the Club and, in particular, to the Vodafone Rally de Portugal. We wish him all of the best for his future personal and professional endeavours,” said Mário Martins da Silva, General Manager of ACP Motorsport and a member of the WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal Organising Committee.
“The proximity of the Rally made us opt for two people who have nothing to prove when it comes to organising and managing media centres for World Championships rounds. Lluisa has been involved in several WRC events, and has a long term relationship with FIA, which has made her an obvious choice to respond to the organiser’s needs regarding the liaison with the Championship promoter and FIA during this transition stage and the Rally itself.”
“Miguel also has several years of experience in this field. He has already managed the media centre of two events which are now organised by us – Baja de Portalegre 500 and Fronteira’s 24 Hours Off-Road – and was until 2012 the National Press Officer of the Portuguese round of the Motorcycling World Championship. This made him a natural choice for us, not only for the Rally itself, but also for the remaining events we will be organising.”
Therefore, from now on all media contact should be made to:
WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal Press Officer