Team Mulsanne has confirmed that it will retain Kevin Ceccon in the 2019 FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR), as the Alfa Romeo squad seeks to continue the form that culminated in a maiden win with Ceccon late last year.
Having announced last week that it would again field just two Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR cars in WTCR, Romeo Ferraris’ Team Mulsanne has announced Ceccon as its first driver for 2019.
The Italian memorably took a maiden victory for himself and Alfa Romeo in WTCR at Suzuka last year, having also secured a first outright pole position that same weekend.
“I was hoping to get a full-year commitment for 2019 after the good results last year, but in life you never know what can happen,” said 25-year-old Ceccon.
“I need to say that Michela [Cerruti] and the whole Romeo Ferraris staff have been outright clear with me, expressing the will to continue working together, and that has been reassuring.
“When I look back at 2018 and what we achieved, I feel that we can be among the frontrunners this year, although we should not underestimate the competition.
“I can’t wait to start hitting the track again.”
Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager Michela Cerruti is pleased to continue working with Ceccon, who finished 14th overall in last year’s drivers’ standings despite only contesting half of the year’s races.
“We are very happy to continue our relationship with Kevin,” said Cerruti. “He arrived in the team last year at a very difficult moment, but together we have conquered results that many would not expect.
“Our plan is to pursue with a driver that successfully took up the challenge and has been able to motivate everybody in the team.
“I am confident that the growing experience of Kevin, together with the car developments that we have elaborated during the winter, will allow us to be competitive from the very start of the new season.”