Giovanardi and Treml confirmed for Hartmann Honda

Fabrizio Giovanardi and Wolfgang Treml have been confirmed as the driver pairing at the Hartmann Honda Racing team for the team’s assault on this year’s European Touring Car Cup.

The two-time British Touring Car Champion and 2002 European Touring Car Champion is looking forward to the event, where he competes in the car which won the event for the last two year’s in the hands of James Thompson.

“We are definitley aiming for winning the title again,” said Giovanardi.

“The team have the expertise and the car has the potential. Now it’s a matter of how quick we will work to adapt the car to my driving style.”

“The last time I drove a Honda Accord was at Macau in the 2006 WTCC and we will have only three test sessions at Salzburg to find a good set-up. In any case I see this opportunity to show that I am still able to be competitive at an international level.”

Giovanardi’s team-mate will be Wolfgang Treml. The Austrian competed with the team last year at Salzburgring and Franciacorta, finishing fifth in the classification with three fourth-place finishes.

Hartmann Honda Racing now joins a list of cars confirmed for the event which include their former driver Tomas Engstrom, Swiss pairing Peter Rikli & Christian Fischer and former WTCC-driver Ibrahim Okyay in the Super 2000 category, with more announcements to follow.