Mitchell Cheah

Team : Engstler Hyundai N Liqui Moly RT
Birthdate : 03/29/1998

FIVE FACTS:

Changing times: While touring car racing is his focus, Cheah has had stints racing single-seaters

Sensational in Sepang: Cheah made his WTCR debut at WTCR Race of Malaysia in December 2019 finishing in the top 20 in all three races at the Sapang International Circuit. His best performance was arguably in Race 2 when he charged through from P28 on the grid to finish P16, despite the treacherous weather conditions

Winner at home: The TCR Malaysia series was a happy hunting ground for Cheah in 2019 when he took a race victory on his way to fourth in the standings

One of four: Cheah’s age (he’s 22) and limited WTCR experience (he’s taken part in one event only) means he’s one of four drivers eligible for the WTCR Rookie Driver award

Did you know? The Kuala Lumpur resident was observing the mandatory 14-day quarantine after returning to Malaysia from racing in Europe when he received a phone call confirming he would be Nicky Catsburg’s replacement at WTCR Race of Aragón

CAREER SO FAR:

2015: Malaysian Championship Series (1 win)

2016: Malaysian Championship Series (1 win)

2017: 1, Malaysian Championship Series; Malaysian Speed Festival; Vios Challenge

2018: Formula 4 SEA (1 win); 2, TCR Asia

2019: 11, ADAC TCR Germany; 4 (1 win), TCR Malaysia

2020: 8 (best result 3), TCR Malaysia