Fresh off his second season in Europe, Cacá Bueno finished sixth in the Blancpain Sprint Series drivers’ standings this year and narrowly missed out on a break through victory in the Slovakia Ring Main Race. (En Français)
The five-time Brazilian Stock Car champion was absent in Azerbaijan for the Baku World Challenge, but still made his mark in the competitive series at the helm of his Team Brasil BMW Z4 GT3.
“The 2014 season was definitely better than last year,” said the 38-year-old Brazilian.
“For sure, we are still behind in terms of performance and balance of the car, but we still managed to finish on the podium four times. But victory remained out of our hands.
“The drivers, mechanics and engineers have adapted themselves very well to the series, as we become ever more competitive.”
Bueno found the level in the series to be more elevated this year. “The 2013 season was already very strong, but there was an even higher level of competitiveness between all teams this year,” he said
“I appreciate the championship, the organization and its technical level. However, we must further improve the preparation of our cars.”
While there was talk of having a Blancpain Sprint Series race in Brazil, the Red Bull-backed driver still hopes it will happen. “It would be really nice to have a race in Brazil,” he said. “Brazilians like motorsport and to see all the cars here would be very interesting.”
Heading into 2015, BMW Team Brasil will add the endurance races to its program, chasing the full amount of prize money on offer in the overall Blancpain GT Series.
“We want to fight for victory in 2015 and aim for the podium every weekend,” Bueno added.
It’s not a secret that it has been an ambition of his Brazilian crew to make it to the 24 Hours of Le Mans one day. “That would be a dream come true, who knows what the future might bring…”