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Tony D’Alberto confirmed for continued Honda Australia programme

Honda Australia has confirmed a continued programme for the 2020 TCR Australia series season with Wall Racing and Tony D’Alberto.

“Tony and the team at Wall Racing really showcased what a great performance car we have in the Civic Type R during the first year of the TCR Australia Series,” said Honda Australia director, Stephen Collins.

“They started the year in the best possible way, scoring the first pole position for the new racing category and bookended the season with an epic come-from-behind drive to clinch second place in the championship.”

D’Alberto finished as runner-up last year after five podium finishes behind the wheel of his Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR.

“I’m excited to be back with Honda and Wall Racing, and we are all aiming to go one better in 2020,” said D’Alberto.

“We had a really good year last year. It was one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve ever had as a race car driver. The atmosphere in the TCR paddock is great and the competition was really strong.

“It’s fantastic to have Honda’s continued support and involvement with my Civic Type R, Wall Racing and the TCR category as a whole. It was an honour to be a part of their 50th year in Australia in 2019 and to help them celebrate such a significant milestone with their customers, dealers and staff.

“There’s no doubt that the level of competition in TCR is going to step up considerably in the second year. Some of the drivers and cars that have been announced already suggests it is going to be a super competitive series, but that’s what motivates us, so we’re up for the challenge.”

The 34-year-old is the so far first confirmed driver at Wall Racing for the 2020 season with further announcements expected shortly.