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Privateer Honda drivers Michael Clemente and Zac Soutar complete first test

Privateer Honda drivers Michael Clemente and Zac Soutar have completed a first test at Winton Raceway ahead of the TCR Australia series season.

“It was a really good day. It was my first time in the car and it was quite productive – we learnt a lot,” said Clemente.

“The car ran faultlessly and it was a really good shakedown. We have plenty to learn, but yesterday was a great chance for us to dip our toes in the water.

“We are confident that we will get our head it all and be in a competitive position for the Grand Prix.”

Both Clemente and Soutar have bought their Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCRs from Wall Racing, with the test marking the first time ever for Soutar behind the wheel of a touring car.

“It was a great first day in the car for us. Our team did a great job running it and the car was perfect,” said Soutar.

“I really wasn’t sure what to expect. It was literally my first day in TCR, first day in a tin top and first in a front wheel drive race car. It was all pretty new, but I was blown away with how much fun it was.

“We’re going to try and do another test before the first round, but it will be dependant on timings.”

The official TCR Australia pre-season test will be held at Winton Raceway on February 26th.