UFI Filters confirms its partnership with Recalvi team in the Súpercampeonato de España de Rallyes S-CER 2023

UFI Filters is once again hitting the track with the Recalvi Team in the Súpercampeonato de España de Rallyes S-CER 2023. Our Iberian distributor’s team will once again be led by Asturian driver José Antonio Suárez, known as “Cohete”, who won the Spanish Championship in both 2021 and 2017, along with co-pilot Alberto Iglesias.

For the fifth edition of the Iberian rally, the “Cohete” Suárez – Iglesias duo decided to switch to a new vehicle, bidding farewell to the Skoda Fabia R5 Rally EVO and welcoming the new generation, the Škoda Fabia RS Rally2, branded by UFI Filters. As per the regulations, the Škoda Fabia RS Rally2 features a 1.6 Turbo engine and has been developed based on the 2.0 TSI engine of the EA888 series. Thanks to better aerodynamics, optimised powertrain, electronics, and safety, the Recalvi Team’s drivers are ready to tackle any condition on asphalt and gravel.

UFI Filters boasts a solid reputation and over 40 years of experience supplying filtration technologies for the racing world, beginning in 1976 in Formula 1 alongside the team that won the world title. This partnership continues to this day, with over 110 filters provided at every Grand Prix for major teams and up to 10,000 parts per year. UFI Filter’s High Tech Division also provides its expertise to teams in other competitions such as Indycar, Nascar, Formula 3, FIA Formula 2, and Le Mans FIA WEC. Two-wheel championships such as MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3 have also chosen customized technologies from UFI Filters’ High Tech Division.

For UFI Filters, the partnership with Recalvi and “Cohete” Suárez reflects the Group’s values such as passion, excellence, integrity, and always being one step ahead, just like Spanish champion “Cohete” Suárez, who is always seeking the best results in competitions.

Eduardo Martì, General Director of UFI Filters Iberica, comments: “This year, our support and confidence in our distributor Recalvi’s team remain steadfast, one of the main players in the Spanish aftermarket market. A fruitful and valuable partnership for UFI Filters Iberica, which, like the rest of the group, has high-level racing and competition in its DNA.”

Driver José Antonio Suárez states: “I’m very motivated for this upcoming season and can’t wait to hit the track with the new ŠKODA FABIA RS Rally2, with which we have already done several tests. There will be no shortage of fun and adrenaline, and we are ready to fight for the title.” Meanwhile, his navigator, Alberto Iglesias, says: “We are ready to fight more and better than last year. Since the end of last season, we have never stopped, and the new vehicle is giving us great satisfaction both on the road and on gravel.”


Supercampeonato de España de Rallyes (S-CER) 2023 Calendar

1 18-19 March
40.º Rally Sierra Morena
2 15-16 April
12.º Rally Tierras Altas de Lorca
3 6-7 May
47.º Rally Islas Canarias
4 20-21 May
10.º Rally Ciudad de Pozoblanco
5 17-18 June
56.º Rally de Ourense Recalvi
6 9-10 September
60.º Rally Blendio Princesa de Asturias Ciudad de Oviedo
7 23-24 September
46.º Rally Villa de Llanes
8 21-22 October
58.º RallyRACC Catalunya – Costa Daurada
9 4-5 November
29.º Rally La Nucía-Mediterráneo
10 To be defined
14.º Rallyshow de Madrid