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John Martin to stay with Wall Racing

Wall Racing has confirmed that John Martin will continue to be part of its TCR Australia programme for the 2021 season.

Martin competed with the team in 2019, taking a victory at The Bend en-route to eighth in the standings, and was due to compete in a Honda Civic Type R again this season before the COVID-19 pandemic saw the season canned.

Martin will however now remain with the team in 2021, with his car running with branding from oil brand Mobil 1 as well as online platform CarMechanica – both of which were previously announced sponsors that have also elected to remain with the team.

“It’s great that we have been able to retain both John, Mobil 1 and CarMechanica for the 2021 season,” teamn boss David Wall said. “I really rate John. He is one of the most underrated drivers in Australian motorsport and we saw last year in TCR that when everything was going right, he was hard to beat.

“He had some elements of bad luck, all of them out of his control, but these are the things that you encounter in the first season of a new championship. We feel that we have everything completely sorted for 2021. The cars are prepared and ready. Our drivers are fitter than ever and we have an extremely strong team crew here at Wall Racing. After so much uncertainty in the world, I’ve never been more excited to get onto the track and deliver some strong results.”

Martin, who has been able to carry out some testing during 2020 despite the lack of racing, said he was excited about the prospect of another season in the Honda.

“This year was a major disappointment, but it has made us even more hungry to get back in for 2021,” he said. “To have brands like Mobil 1 and CarMechanica support our entry and allow us to get onto the track is awesome.

“And I’m very happy to be back with Wall Racing and Honda too. We feel that the Honda will be an even more competitive product this year. If the WTCR results and speed are anything to go by, plus the work that Wall Racing has done locally, then I feel we are in for a competitive year.

“And really, I can’t wait to get back in. We had a couple of tests at Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park, but they feel like forever ago. We just want to race, and Symmons Plains can’t come soon enough.”