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Nicola Baldan joins Élite Motorsport for Spa weekend

Nicola Baldan will join the TCR Europe series grid at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend, giving the Cupra León Competición its series debut with Élite Motorsport.

Baldan, who won the TCR Italy championship in 2017 with Pit Lane Competizione, last raced in TCR Europe at Paul Ricard in 2018 where he finished tenth in Race 2.

The 38-year-old Italian switched to a Hyundai i30 N TCR to defend his TCR Italy title in 2018, winning once and finishing fifth in the final standings.

Baldan is the latest addition to the Spa weekend, following 2018 TCR Europe champion Mikel Azcona’s participation at the wheel of a second Volcano Motorsport Cupra, partnering protege Evgenii Leonov.

Tom Coronel is the other returnee to the series this weekend, as the Dutchman confirmed his entry into the last two rounds of the season.