Chelsea Angelo returns to TCR Australia to ‘restart’ TCR career

Chelsea Angelo returns to TCR Australia to ‘restart’ TCR career

Chelsea Angelo
Photo: Daniel Kalisz / TCR Australia

Chelsea Angelo will return to the grid of the TCR Australia series at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend, getting behind the wheel of one of Kelly Racing’s Holden Astra cars after three rounds away.

Angelo started the season in one of the team’s Astra TCR cars, competing at Sydney Motorsport Park, Phillip Island and The Bend before stepping aside from the driving seat for the next three events.

She will return to racing one of the car’s for this weekend’s season finale, albeit in the other chassis, as Andre Heimgartner is racing the car she started the year in.

Angelo has to-date scored a best result of 12th on three occasions, one at each of the circuits she has so far raced at in TCR.

“It’s really cool to come back for The Bend,” said Angelo. “We did the first three rounds, which was cool to be a part of a new, exciting category.

“Since I’ve been out, Andre has taken over and seems to have fixed the problems that the Astra’s were experiencing. The car should be quick, and we’ll have some fun.

“I’ve done a couple of races in the Hyundai Excel class since then too, so I feel that my front wheel drive experience has improved too.

“Obviously, the TCR cars are a lot more full-on than an Excel, but it has definitely helped me stay sharp.

“Hopefully this is a restart to my TCR career. I’m not sure what is going to happen for 2020, but I want to finish the year off really strong.

“Right now, there’s nothing confirmed, but I’m open to all options.”