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Chelsea Angelo secures Phillip Island seat

Chelsea Angelo will make a return to the TCR Australia Series grid at Phillip Island after securing a drive in drive with Melbourne Performance Centre.

Angelo will be at the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf GTI in what is currently slated to be a one-off outing as she works to try and secure the backing required to contest additional events as the season goes on.

The 24-year-old raced for Kelly Racing in selected events in 2019 at the wheel of a Holden Astra.

“It’s exciting to be back,” she said, “It has been a long few weeks to get it all sorted, and there were times when I didn’t think it would be possible, but I’m pleased that it has all worked out,” said Angelo.

“I’m over the moon that I’ll be back in the car, so I can’t wait to be on the grid and be back in the Volkswagen.

“It’s cool to be the only VW in the field as well. It gives me a unique edge, but it’s a really strong field this year, so I’m being realistic and aiming for some top 10 results. Anything above that, I’d be over the moon.

“I haven’t raced for 12 months, and other than the test the other week, I haven’t had a lot of seat time, but I have no doubt that I’ll find my groove quickly. At the moment, it’s just a one-off for Phillip Island, but we are aiming to get some great results and build on the momentum with our group of partners.”