Guerra won the Production Car world championship this season with Ralliart Italy and is targeting a step up in performance for next term, while his team wants to unearth drivers with the talent to emulate the Mexican’s achievements.
Subject to FIA approval, the Ralliart Italy Cup will be contested over six rounds (Portugal, Greece, Italy, Germany, France and Spain) with drivers also eligible for the Group N cup section of the new FIA WRC-2 Championship.
Ralliart Italy, which ran the Mitsubishi Lancers used for the Pirelli Star Driver programme in 2009 and 2010, will prepare and maintain latest-specification Lancer Evolution Xs for a fee of 250,000 Euros for the six-event season and provide a number of supporting services.
Bruno De Pianto, Ralliart Italy boss, said: “After we sealed our third world title in four years with Benito at Rally de Espana, we’re hoping to continue working with him and give him the next step on his career ladder, but we’d also like to provide drivers looking to make their mark on the WRC with the most cost-effective option possible to drive a 4WD car of PWRC-winning standard on six European events for 250,000 Euros and see if we can find any more champions in the making.”
Earlier this month, Symtech Racing confirmed Rally Class - for drivers in identical Group N-specification Subaru Imprezas - would run for a second season in 2013.