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Tilton Racing enter Brad Shiels for 2020 TCR Australia series

Tilton Racing will enter a Hyundai i30 N with Bathurst-based driver Brad Shiels for the 2020 TCR Australia series.

“This is going to be a great opportunity. I love the TCR category, it has competitive racing and some high profile names so it’s going to be great to be a part of it,” said Shiels.

“The calendar, considering the limited racing that we’re having this year, is awesome.”

The 26-year-old has raced in various GT and time attack events, most recently taking part in two races of the 2019 Radical Australia Cup.

“Brad is an awesome young driver. He can drive, level headed and he is keen, which is what you need from a driver,” said team manager Louis Kapitsas.

“I like TCR. It is a good controlled category with a strong price point. The different brands of cars appear to be quite similar, so it comes down to a fast driver and good team to put together a strong package.

“We’ve seen some of the other private entries do quite well, so that gives our team a bit of confidence too.”

Shiels got a first taste of the Hyundai during a test at Sydney Motorsport Park in March.

“In terms of results, I really don’t know what to expect. I’ve only driven the car once at a test day. I don’t have any expectations. We’ll just see how we go and try and work our way to the front,” said Shiels.