Salvatore Tavano returns to defend his 2018 title

Salvatore Tavano will be back with the Scuderia del Girasole team for the 2019 TCR Italy Touring Car Championship, racing a Cupra TCR, with Matteo Greco returning as his team-mate.

The former WTCC driver took three wins on his way to the 2018 championship, defeating the V-Action Racing Alfa Romeo Giulietta of Luigi Ferrara by 2.5 points.

Greco, who took four podiums on his way to third in the standings, will again be returning with the team.

“We resume at Monza, where we finished last year, and our goal is clearly to repeat ourselves and retain the title,” said Tavano.

“I wish to help the team to win again. As for myself, I will do my best to fight for the top positions,” added team-mate Greco.