21-year-old Russian Klim Gavrilov will contest the full season of TCR Europe in 2021, racing an Audi RS3 LMS for VRC-Team.
Gavrilov has raced full-time in TCR Russia since 2017, during which time he has scored nine race victories in the highly competitive series, finishing second overall in last year’s drivers’ championship.
Gavrilov also claimed the inaugural Touring Car champion of the 2019 FIA Motorsport Games after finishing first and second respectively in the races at Vallelunga.
The Russian will be no stranger to TCR Europe however, having made his début in the series at Barcelona in 2018 and then returned for the events at Spa-Francorchamps and Monza in 2019.
He has also raced in TCR Italy in 2019, competing in four races and emerging victorious at Monza on his first race in the series.
Gavrilov will race an Audi in 2021, marking a change for the St Petersburg racer who had campaigned a Hyundai i30 N in the Russian series in 2020. Gavrilov previously raced Audi machinery in 2019.