René Münnich secures TCR Asia Pacific Cup seat with Wall Racing
German ace René Münnich will take part in the TCR Asia Pacific Cup, to be held at Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park next month.
Münnich, the reigning TCR Middle East champion and a former WTCC regular, will drive for Wall Racing in the Honda Civic Type R that raced in the Australian TCR Series last year.
Wall Racing fielded three Civic cars in last year’s carsales TCR Australia Series, claiming four race wins – three with Néstor Girolami and one with John Martin – and also placing Tony D’Alberto second in the final standings.
The race will mark Münnich’s return at the wheel of a TCR racing car, several months after his one-off participation in the final event of the 2019 ADAC TCR Germany at the Sachsenring.
The 42-year-old German is looking forward to his first opportunity to race in Australia.
“I’m delighted to have this opportunity of racing in Australia, a country that I haven’t visited before said Münnich.
“I’m especially excited to take part in such a glamorous event that will see a top-level field racing in front of the huge F1 crowd.”
Team owner David Wall says that having an international driver at a world-class event is a great opportunity for his team.
“It’s great to have some international flavour in our team for the Albert Park race,” said Wall.
“René has proven himself in these types of cars all around the world, and he is really eager to try his luck against what will be a very competitive TCR field.
“We have two other Honda Civics that could enter the Albert Park meeting, but we will make an announcement on those cars in the near future.”
The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix will be held at the famous Albert Park street track on March 12-15.
German René Münnich will race in the TCR Asia Pacific Cup at Albert Park.
2020 TCR Australia Series calendar
TCR Asia Pacific Cup: Australian Grand Prix, Albert Park, 12-15 March
Round 1: Sydney Motorsport Park, 27-29 March
Round 2: Bathurst 6 Hour, 10-12 April
Round 3: Winton, 1-3 May
Round 4: The Bend Motorsport Park, 12-14 June
Round 5: Morgan Park Raceway, 3-5 July
Round 6: Phillip Island, 21-23 August
Round 7: Sandown, 11-13 September
TCR Bathurst 500: Mount Panorama, Bathurst, 13-15 November