Ma Qing Hua completes Team Mulsanne line-up

Chinese racer Ma Qing Hua has secured the second seat with Team Mulsanne for the 2019 World Touring Car Cup.

The 31-year-old previously spent two seasons in the WTCC and contested two rounds of the WTCR last year in a Honda Civic.

Ma will partner the returning Kevin Ceccon, who was confirmed for a second season in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR last month.

“I really appreciate that Team Mulsanne and Romeo Ferraris chosen the Chinese New Year to announce our partnership,” Ma said. “It is a very important day in China and I’m sure all our fans will enjoy the day.

“I drove the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris last season and the feeling was good from the beginning. I think it has big potential and the team is working hard to improve the car during the winter in order to be competitive since the start of FIA WTCR championship.”

Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris operations manager was pleased to bring Ma onboard.

“We are really happy to announce the final Team Mulsanne driver line-up today, during the Chinese New Year,” she said. “This has a special meaning and we hope it can represent a well-wishing start not only for Ma Qinghua, but for all the team.

“I know Ma because of his career, but last season we also had the chance to see his speed and talent on track, confirmed by his potential at the wheel of our Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR in both tests and races. I expect his experience to be very helpful to us in the development of the car”.