Wall Racing will expand to run three cars in the final two TCR Australia events of 2023, with Brad Harris’ brother Will joining the team in an additional Honda Civic Type-R FK7.
The outfit started the year with reigning driver’s champion Tony D’Alberto as its sole driver, before Brad Harris joined from the second event at Phillip Island onwards.
Brad scored a maiden win in just his third event of the series at Queensland Raceway earlier this month, and he will now be joined by his twin brother Will later this year.
With D’Alberto moving to a brand new Honda civic Type-R FL5 for the events shared with the TCR World Tour at Sydney Motorsport Park and Bathurst, Will Harris will be able to move into D’Alberto’s old car for the final events.
Will Harris has a similar racing background to brother Brad, having competed in Improved Production and the Mazda RX8 Cup competition.
He has already undertaken some testing of the car, with more planned prior to the events in November.
For the next round at Sandown Raceway in September, however, neither Harris will be present, with Brad already having commitments elsewhere.
“We’re really excited to have Will join his brother for Sydney and Bathurst later this year,” said Team Owner David Wall.
“The pair have raced each other for a long time, they’re both very competitive and come from similar racing backgrounds so we’ve got no doubt that Will will get up to speed as quickly as Brad has.
“As we saw in Queensland, he’s become an outright contender in just a few rounds so it’s an exciting prospect.
“The new Honda Civic Type R FL5 will arrive after Sandown but within plenty of time for Sydney and Bathurst and the World Tour rounds this November.
“We’re excited to get Tony in that car and see how we go against the best in the world. It’s an exciting time for the team to be going to three cars.”
Will Harris is looking forward to taking on his brother Brad, as the duo will become the first siblings to race against each other in the series history.
“I’ve obviously been watching Brad closely since he joined the TCR field and it’s been hard to watch from the sidelines,” said Will Harris.
“It’s incredibly competitive and the chance to get out there with my brother and join the field was too good to pass up.
“We’ll be in the same machinery and in a great team like Wall Racing so it’s something I think we are both looking forward to.
“Traditionally we’re both evenly matched so I’m confident that having seen how Brad has gone, we can both be on the pace in Sydney and at Bathurst later this year.
“It’s a great time to join the team and the category with the World Tour rounds bringing so much international talent. I can’t wait!”