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Reigning champion Takeshi Matsumoto re-signs for Volkswagen Wakayama

Reigning TCR Japan Sunday Series champion Takeshi Matsumoto has re-signed for Volkswagen Wakayama Chuo RT with Team Wakayama ahead of the 2020 season.

“Of course, I want to win the series like last year,” said Matsumoto.

“But I would like to claim my first victory this season, something I was not able to achieve last year. I want to thank my team for the continued support this season.”

Matsumoto is going to continue driving the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR that he drove to the Sunday title last year and claimed seven podium finishes.

The team has got a cooperation with Japanese Volkswagen dealers where mechanics from the dealerships will be on site during the race weekends with the teams.

Matsumoto was sixth fastest in yesterday’s official pre-season test at Fuji International Speedway.