Tony D’Alberto will compete in the inaugural TCR Australia Series with the support of Honda Australia in a Civic Type R run by Wall Racing.
The former Super2 and reigning Australian GT Endurance Champion is one of two Honda entries for Wall Racing this year, together with John Martin.
The Wall Racing-prepared Civic Type R TCR will hit the track for the first time at Winton Motor Raceway today, ahead of the opening round of the TCR Australia Series that will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on May 17-19.
“It’s great to have the support of Honda Australia for the TCR Australia Series,” said D’Alberto. “I’ve known the team at Honda for a while now, working with them on new car launches across the country. So when the opportunity came up to drive a Honda in TCR, I jumped at the chance. The category’s cost effective nature and market relevance gives them a platform to showcase one of their hero cars – the Civic Type R – in front of a big audience and in a competitive field. I know that all of the Honda staff and the dealers will be cheering for us at each TCR round. I’ve driven a lot of GT cars and Supercars, and these front-wheel drive cars are so rewarding when you get it right. The racing is going to be really close so I can’t wait to see how we go amongst the competitive field in the first round at Sydney.”
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