John Martin joins Wall Racing to drive a Honda Civic
17 April 2019
Australian international driver John Martin will team up with Tony D’Alberto at Wall Racing. The 34-year-old Queenslander is the second confirmed driver for driving the team’s Honda Civic cars.
Martin is one of Australia’s most experienced international drivers; after starting his career in local karting, he progressed to Formula Ford and won the 2006 national championship. In 2007 he headed to England for racing in British Formula Ford and F3. He continued to race single-seaters for several seasons, competing in A1GP, Formula Renault 3.5 and Superleague Formula before switching to international Sportscar racing. Recently he returned to local GT racing, and now has elected to take on his first full commitment to Touring Car racing. Martin will get the chance to test the Honda at Winton on April 30.
“It’s going to be different, but I’m really looking forward to the new challenge,” said Martin. “Up until TCR got announced in Australia, I didn’t really picture myself racing in Touring Cars, but the more I spoke to people and the more hype that has been building, it now seems like the obvious next career choice. The category is massive in Europe. I was over there when it first started and I’ve watched a fair bit of the racing. It’s very exciting, door to door battles and that’s what people want to see. The other lure for me is that it’s an international class. There’s nothing stopping us from going to Asia or Europe and racing these exact same cars on some of the world’s best circuits. That definitely played a part in my decision.”
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