Supercars endurance driver Tony D’Alberto will race a Honda Civic Type R in the 2019 TCR Australia series, after being confirmed at Wall Racing for the coming season.
D’Alberto is a current Supercars endurance driver and is also the reigning Australian GT Endurance Champion.
The Melbourne driver took part in the launch event for TCR Australia last November, and will now compete for the full season of the inaugural year of the new Australian touring car series.
“I’m pleased to confirm that I will drive the Honda in the TCR Australia Series this year,” said D’Alberto.
“I’ve been working hard on getting into the TCR Australia Series. The category has a lot of potential in our racing market here in Australia.
“Personally, I’m really excited to have my own car for the year. Over the past few years, I’ve been driving lots of different cars with other people. It will be nice not be a co-driver for a change!
“The Honda Civic is a great car. From all reports, it is one of the best TCR Series cars in the field at the moment. The JAS Motorsport team has built a fantastic car and I’m confident that with Wall Racing we can be up the front and be competitive.”
Wall Racing Team Principal David Wall is expecting a competitive season and hopes to be able to confirm D’Alberto’s team-mate in the coming weeks. The team currently only has one Civic in Australia, with the second expected to arrive in the coming weeks.
“It is fantastic to lock in Tony to drive one of our Hondas for this year,” said Wall. “Tony and I have driven together in the past and we’ve always had a great respect for each other. I feel that we’re going to be a very good combination.
“The drivers for the first series are now starting to be confirmed quickly, and I have a feeling it’s going to be really competitive.
“I’m hoping that I can lock away our second driver in the coming weeks so we can have everything set for the testing and the opening round.”