Young Italian Jacopo Guidetti will join the TCR Europe series in 2020, graduating from the TCR Italy series to race an Audi RS3 LMS run by the Élite Motorsport team.
Guidetti made his TCR début in 2019 when he raced an Audi for BF Motorsport in the Italian series, claiming five podiums and a best result of second in the season finale at Monza.
The 17-year-old finished sixth overall in the drivers’ standings, and third overall in the trophy for drivers aged under 25.
As well as competing in TCR Italy, Guidetti also won the Coppa Italia Turismo title, where he claimed five race wins.
“It was an important step for my career, in a very competitive championship and resulted in an exciting season; especially because I had no experience with Touring Cars, having only raced in karting and Formula Renault,” said Guidetti.
“I enjoy TCR competition. The car is fun to drive, because you can exaggerate throwing it into the corners and jumping over the kerbs. It suits my driving style more than a single-seater.
“Racing in TCR Europe next year will be another big leap. My goal is using the first part of the season to learn from my competitors, because there will be some of the best and most experienced Touring Car drivers in the field.
“Then, I hope to be able to settle within the top-ten during the final races.”
Élite Motorsport are also planning to run a second Audi in selected events next season.