Dylan O’Keeffe will become the first Australian to compete in the WTCR, securing a drive with Vuković Motorsport in a Renault Mégane RS car for the opening round of the 2020 season at Zolder.
The Garry Rogers Motorsport TCR Australia driver recently tested the Renault at the Salzburgring and has since remained abroad, basing himself close to the team’s headquarters in Switzerland.
O’Keeffe said: “For this WTCR drive to have come to fruition is quite incredible, considering the circumstances we’re all facing with COVID-19 and I’m extremely grateful to the team for giving me the opportunity to race their car. While I’m still very much focused on my TCR Australia drive with Garry Rogers Motorsport, the season is suspended until at least October, which has created the window for me to travel overseas and be able to follow the necessary quarantine protocols when I return.”
O’Keeffe said his recent test in the Renault provided him with valuable knowledge of the car. “We achieved our main objective from the test day, which was to improve the handling balance of the car. It was quite wet in the morning, but it dried out in the afternoon, which was useful because it enabled me to get a feel for the car and circuit in different types of conditions.”
Picture: TCR Australia
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