Dylan O’Keeffe switches from Alfa Romeo to Renault
13 February 2020
Dylan O’Keeffe has changed allegiances from Italy to France for the 2020 TCR Australia, switching from Alfa Romeo to Renault for his second season in series.
Driving a Giulietta for Ashley Seward Motorsport, the Melbourne racer was one of the main title fighters last year; as well as recording four race wins and eight podiums, O’Keeffe also received the Astrontech Award for achieving the most pole positions.
This season, O’Keeffe will continue in a Renault Mégane RS for Garry Rogers Motorsport. He is no stranger to the GRM outfit; as well as racing for them in last year’s Dunlop Super2 Series, he continues to work full-time at their workshop during the week.
“I had spent that much time around the Renault TCR at work, I felt like I knew it intimately before I even got behind the wheel, so it was cool to finally turn some laps in anger,” O’Keeffe said. “Compared to the Alfa, the biggest difference is with the gear selection; it’s the only car in the field that doesn’t have paddle-shift, but I got used to it very quickly. In terms of performance and handling, it feels very similar to the Alfa; the fundamental driving style is much the same. We had a good setup out of the box at Sandown, and I was able to punch out some competitive times throughout the day.”
Picture: TCR Australia
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