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New Honda Civic for Tony D’Alberto at The Bend

Wall Racing has decided to have Tony D’Alberto driving an all-new Honda Civic TCR in the coming TCR Australia series round at The Bend and team-mate John Martin driving his previous car following the crash at Phillip Island.

Martin crashed heavily during the previous round at Phillip Island and the team has opted to make use of the two new cars they took delivery of last month while Martin’s car is being rebuilt.

“It has been a big job, but we elected to make it a big job to ensure that we did it properly,” said team owner David Wall.

“We could have got John to the event in his car, but the fix wouldn’t have been to our desire. We wanted to make sure it was perfect, so we elected to switch chassis.

“There’s no harm for John. Tony has proven that his car is competitive, so we feel that we’ll have three very fast cars for The Bend. It’s good that we have the ability to shake the cars down too. That will allow us the chance to iron out any bugs and hit the ground running.”

The team will introduce a third car for the round at The Bend for newcomer Jordan Cox, driving the second new Honda Civic TCR of the team.