Alexandra Whitley joins the Alliance Autosport team
11 May 2019
Alexandra Whitley has inked a deal to drive for newly-named team Alliance Autosport in the inaugural TCR Australia Series, kicking off at Sydney Motorsport park next weekend.
Whitley, born in Toowoomba and living in New Zealand, will drive the second Volkswagen Golf GTI that Jason Bright brought into Australia recently. Bright will lead the driving duties for the team and has struck a deal with Matt Stone Racing in a new preparation and logistics arrangement.
The two-car Volkswagen team will be known as Alliance Autosport, with Bright running car #8 and Whitley in car #35.
Whitley is a rising star on the Australasian motorsport scene, having competed in New Zealand for the past five years. Her highest accolade came in December 2018 when she became the first female to win a V8 Utes race, at Pukekohe Park. Since then, Whitley was amongst the world's top female drivers attempting to qualify for a place in the all-new W Series, making it through to the last 28 before missing a place in the final selection.
“I have never been to Sydney Motorsport Park before, and I’ve never driven a front wheel drive car before, but I’m really looking forward to the challenge of racing in the TCR Australia Series,” said Alexandra Whitley. “TCR is going to be very competitive with some well known drivers. If I can rub doors with some of them, I’ll know that I’m doing well. This is an opportunity that I have been working towards and I’m very grateful to Matt Stone and Jason Bright for helping to make it happen. Both Matt and Jason have years and years of experience. They really know what they are doing and I’m just looking forward to learning from their knowledge, soaking it up and doing my best.”
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