Mat’o Homola to make WTCC debut at his home race for Campos
Mat’o Homola will become the first Slovakian driver to compete in the FIA World Touring Car Championship next weekend when he drives for Campos Racing in the team’s third Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 alongside his commitments in the supporting FIA European Touring Car Cup.
Homola, who has finished runner-up in the ETCC Super 2000 class twice, and won in front of his home crowd in the ETCC last season, will drive the third car of Campos Racing which has so far been unused this season, and was raced by Serbian driver Dusan Borkovic last season.
“This is a big chance for me and one I am determined to make the most of,” said Homola. “It’s not very often that you get the opportunity to race in a world championship event but when it’s in your home country it makes it even more special. Of course I want to achieve a strong result but I also need to be realistic. I need to learn a more powerful and technically advanced car against a very strong field of international drivers. But while I don’t have experience of TC1 competition, at least I can count on the support of the home fans at a track I know very well and like very much.”
WTCC General Manager Francois Ribeiro added:
“The ETCC, which we also promote along with the WTCC, is a good platform to prepare the WTCC drivers of tomorrow and we hope that will be the case for Mat’o Homola, who continues to demonstrate great promise. It obviously won’t be easy for him but chances like this don’t come along very often and we are confident he will be able to make the most of this opportunity, gain some experience and demonstrate to potential sponsors in Slovakia that he is worthy of continued support.”