The 250cc World Championship runner up Sebastian Porto will ride in the Moto2 race in Valencia in the Spanish national championship (CEV Repsol) this weekend, with his sights set on returning to Grand Prix racing in 2014.
The 35 year-old Argentine will take part in the race in the colours of TSR Motorsport as he revives his international racing career, having retired in 2006.
Porto has since driven cars in competition in his native Argentina and last year he returned to two wheels, winning the Argentine Supersport 600 series.
Following a successful recent test with the TSR team at Jerez, registering a competitive 1’45.000 time, the experienced rider is ready for his return to the CEV.
The winner of seven Grands Prix, who took a total of 19 podiums in his World Championship career, commented, "I’m really buzzing about getting back to Europe after several years and am looking forward to Moto2 racing. After winning the Argentina Supersport 600 championship I’m adapting to riding a Grand Prix Moto2 bike which is different to what I have been riding at home. We’re getting good results but I think I can improve further and I’m looking forward to the Spanish championship."
Porto’s plan for 2014 is expected to be a full season of 2014 CEV Repsol participation and a number of Moto2 World Championship appearances, including the races in Argentina and Brazil.