Nicolas Baert joins MotorLand Aragón grid as wild card

Nicolas Baert is going to make his World Touring Car Cup debut this weekend at MotorLand Aragón in Spain with Comtoyou Racing as a wild card.

“It’s a great opportunity but I am driving there to get more experience, not to try to win any races. As a rookie it’s great to be driving with these big names,” said Baert.

“We worked a lot before the season started and also during the season [so far]. We knew we were fast because we test with Gilles Magnus, Nathanaël Berthon and Tom Coronel and we had the same pace. For me my only expectation was what would be my position in the races, not the lap times.”

Nicolas Baert, son of team owner Jean-Michael, is racing in the TCR Europe series this year, currently placed fourth overall ahead of the season finale at Jamara in Spain.

The 19-year-old is going to drive an Audi RS 3 LMS for the team at MotorLand Aragón, a circuit he raced Formula 4 at last year.

“I know the track and with the Formula 4 it was really good to drive, a bit hard to learn and quite demanding on the tyres. But good,” said Baert.