Team Mulsanne announced Ma Qing Hua as Kevin Ceccon’s teammate for the 2019 WTCR campaign.
The 31-year-old Chinese is one of the most experienced Touring Car drivers in Asia; after clinching the 2011 CTCC title and winning two WTCC races between 2014 and 2015, he had the opportunity to get used to TCR cars in the two latest seasons. He competed in the 2018 WTCR Asian events in a Honda Civic, tested the Romeo Ferraris-built Alfa Romeo Giulietta at Vallelunga and eventually won the TCR China finale at Guangdong in a Giulietta run by Freely Racing.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager commented: “We are really happy to announce Ma Qing Hua on the day of the Chinese New Year. This has a special meaning and we hope it can represent a well-wishing start, not only for Ma Qing Hua, but for the whole team. I knew Ma because of his career, but last year we also had the chance to see his speed and talent on the track that was confirmed by his performance at the wheel of our Giulietta in both tests and races. I expect his experience to be very helpful in the development of the car.”
Ma Qing Hua added: “I really appreciate the fact that Team Mulsanne and Romeo Ferraris chose the Chinese New Year to announce our partnership. Is a very important day in China and I’m sure all our fans will enjoy the day. I already drove the Giulietta and the feeling was good from the beginning. I think it has a big potential and the team is working hard to improve it in order to be competitive from the start of the season. This will be the second time for me in an Italian team after 2005, so it will be nice to relive the typically warm atmosphere during the year.”
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