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Jean-Karl Vernay lands Team Mulsanne WTCR seat

Jean-Karl Vernay has signed for Team Mulsanne to drive a Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR in the 2020 World Touring Car Cup season.

“I was waiting anxiously for this moment,” said Vernay.

“I am delighted to announce an agreement with Team Mulsanne to drive the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris.”

The Frenchman drove an Audi RS 3 LMS for Team Leopard Racing last year, finishing tenth overall.

“In recent years, I have had the opportunity to get to know Team Mulsanne and I am very happy to join them,” said Vernay.

“Although Romeo Ferraris is certainly a smaller constructor with respect to the other brands, I was always impressed by their passion and determination and by the results they were able to achieve in the FIA WTCR, the most important championship for touring cars thanks also to the great promotion work of Eurosport Events.”

Team Mulsanne is going to field one car this season as per the regulations for 2020 regarding late entries.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Jean-Karl in our family,” said Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris operations manager.

“The choice of Jean-Karl stems from a detailed analysis of the required characteristics for our driver this year. In the past, we have made choices that represented also a kind of bet.

“It worked out well, but we took some risks, which is something we cannot afford to do in a year such as 2020. We think that Vernay offers solid certainties, which is what we need.

“The 2020 FIA WTCR entails a huge investment for us that we have decided to undertake also to second the organizational effort put in place by Eurosport Events, with a view to contributing to the common endeavor of strengthening motorsports in the not easy times that we are living.”