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Dylan O’Keeffe secures Renault drive for Garry Rogers Motorsport

Dylan O’Keeffe is going to drive a Renault Megane TCR for Garry Rogers Motorsport in the 2020 TCR Australia series.

“I had spent that much time around the Renault TCR car at work, I felt like I knew it intimately before I even got behind the wheel, so it was cool to finally turn some laps in anger,” O’Keeffe said.

“Compared to the Alfa, the biggest difference is with the gear selection; it’s the only car in the field that doesn’t have paddle-shift, but I got used to it very quickly.

“In terms of performance and handling, it feels very similar to the Alfa; the fundamental driving style is much the same. We had a good setup out of the box at Sandown, and I was able to punch out some competitive times throughout the day.”

O’Keeffe drove an Alfa Guilietta TCR for Ashley Seward Motorsport last year, finishing fifth overall, as well as racing for GRM in the Dunlop Super2 Series and working for the team at the workshop.

“Dylan has embraced the GRM way and is a tremendous asset to our workforce,” said team owner Barry Rogers.

“To retain Dylan as part of the GRM racing roster in a Renault Megane RS TCR car after such an impressive season last year in Super 2 with GRM and the Alfa with ASM is a big positive.”