18-year-old Clemente to join TCR Australia in 2020
20 November 2019
Michael Clemente will compete in the 2020 TCR Australia Series after purchasing one of the Wall Racing Honda cars.
Clemente, a former national Hyundai Excel champion and CAMS future star recipient, will compete in the Honda Civic Type R, last raced to success by Néstor Girolami at the Sandown TCR Australia round. At that event, Girolami qualified on pole and won all three races.
The 18-year-old Clemente, got his first taste for TCR racing at the driver evaluation test day at Winton in August where he drove one of the Wall Racing cars. Based on that test, Clemente and his family team decided to purchase the Honda outright and will contest the entire series. He will be eligible for the Michelin Cup prize, which will offer a young driver the chance to test with an international TCR team at the end of the 2020 season.
“The TCR Australia Series has taken off this year and the amount of support on offer from Wall Racing made the decision easy,” Clemente said. “While the step to TCR is pretty daunting, there is lots to look forward to and I am really excited to get into the season. The team at the Australian Racing Group has been fantastic and have helped make the transition possible with the evaluation day at Winton. That was crucial in giving me the chance to see what the car was like.”
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