Honda factory star set to compete in TCR Australia at Sandown
Wall Racing is calling in the big guns as it aims to end the formidable Will Brown and Hyundai combination in the 2019 carsales TCR Australia Series.
The Sydney-based team is importing Argentinian Nestor Girolami – one of Honda’s leading global driving stars – for the penultimate round at Sandown Raceway next weekend.
Girolami will drive Wall Racing’s #38 Honda Civic Type R, recently driven by Tim Brook at Winton Raceway.
Girolami is currently fourth in the WTCR - FIA World Touring Car Cup, driving a Civic Type R TCR for series leaders ALL-INKL.com Munnich Motorsport. He has taken three race wins this year.
The deal has been put together by Wall Racing and JAS Motorsport, the official constructors of the Civic Type R TCR cars, who will support Girolami with an engineer to ensure they get the most out of the visit.
The timing of having an experienced, international TCR driver could not have come at a better time for Wall Racing, with its lead driver Tony D’Alberto third in the series standings, but a sizeable 145 points behind runaway Hyundai star Brown.
Girolami has a decorated touring car career, having won the Súper TC2000 touring car championship in Argentina in 2014 and 2015. He has also enjoyed success with Volvo and Peugeot, but has recently found his home at Honda.
The Sandown weekend kicks off on Friday with two practice sessions, followed by qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday and Races 2 and 3 on Sunday.
All races are broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as the livestream.
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