Tomasz Porębski

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Tomasz Porębski

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Date of birth28 August 1980
Place of birth Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Current carCitroen C2R2 Max
PilotTomasz Spurek
Greatest successes2009 Polish Champion in Class A-6
2009 Polish Champion in the class R2B
2009 Polish Champion of Citroen Racing Trophy
Official site Tomasz Porębski

Tomasz Porębski (born 28 August 1980 in Bielsko-Biała, Poland) is a Polish rally driver. He competes in Polish Rally Championships in Citroen C2R2 Max and is a current Champion in classes A6 and R2B. He also won the Citroen Racing Trophy Poland in 2009. He is related to motor sports on every day basis, leading a company in his home town dedicated to building and preparing racing cars.

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During his career he has driven several different cars, such as the Fiat 126p, Fiat Cinquecento, Peugeot 106, Peugeot 206, Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio R3.

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