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Dylan O’Keeffe confirmed for Ashley Seward Motorsport in an Alfa Romeo

Dylan O’Keeffe is going to drive one of the Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) owned Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR race cars for Ashley Seward Motorsport (ASM) in the 2019 TCR Australia series season.

O’Keeffe is racing for GRM in the Super2 Supercars Series this year alongside the TCR programme with ASM that will be done in cooperation with GRM.

“Ash has played a major part in my racing life since I started in Porsches five years ago, and now I’m obviously aligned with GRM, working for them full-time and racing with them in Super2,” said O’Keeffe.

“It’s great to see both teams working together and helping each other, and I’m very happy to be a piece of the puzzle.”

Last season saw O’Keeffe finishing sixth overall in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and he will get his first test with the Alfa Romeo during the official pre-season test day at Winton Raceway tomorrow.

“I’m expecting the driving style to be completely different to anything I’ve raced before. Fortunately, we have the pre-season test tomorrow at Winton, which will give me a chance to learn and understand the car,” said O’Keeffe.

Team Ashley Seward Motorsport has run programmes in both Australia and internationally previously in single seaters and GT cars.

“I’ve watched TCR cars in overseas races, and when it was announced the series was coming to Australia, I decided it was definitely a category we needed to be involved in,” said team owner Ashley Seward.

“In terms of our own resources, we have everything we need to run a competitive TCR operation, and it’s a category that fits well with our existing programs in categories like Carrera Cup and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

“I’ve known Garry and Barry Rogers since I was very young, and our workshop is only 500 metres away from theirs – it made total sense for us to work together on this program.

“They are running three other TCR cars, and we will both benefit from each other’s resources and technical knowledge. There will be TCR rounds where we will be able to help them with transport and logistics, and they will be able to assist us with technical support at the track.”