Chelsea Angelo to return to TCR Australia at Phillip Island

Chelsea Angelo will return to the TCR Australia grid for the second event of the year at Phillip Island this month, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTi run by Melbourne Performance Centre.

Angelo, 24, took part in four events of the inaugural TCR Australia series in 2019, racing a Holden Astra TCR for Kelly Racing in which she claimed best results of a trio of 12th place finishes.

The Golf GTi TCR she will race is the same car previously raced by Aaron Cameron in 2019, when he claimed third overall in the drivers’ standings.

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Although Angelo hopes to compete in more races in the series in 2021, at present the deal is just a one-off.

“It’s exciting to be back,” said Angelo. “It has been a long few weeks to get it all sorted, and there were times when I didn’t think it would be possible, but I’m pleased that it has all worked out.

“I’m over the moon that I’ll be back in the car, so I can’t wait to be on the grid and be back in the Volkswagen.

“It’s cool to be the only VW in the field as well. It gives me a unique edge, but it’s a really strong field this year, so I’m being realistic and aiming for some top ten results. Anything above that, I’d be over the moon.

“I haven’t raced for 12 months, and other than the test the other week, I haven’t had a lot of seat time, but I have no doubt that I’ll find my groove quickly.

“I’m fortunate to know the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit very well. I’ve done plenty of miles around there and doing the test day recently was important and beneficial.

“At the moment, it’s just a one-off for Phillip Island, but we are aiming to get some great results and build on the momentum with our group of partners.”

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