Local hero Cheah to join the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID in Malaysia
Promising Malaysian touring car talent Mitchell Cheah will get the opportunity to join the #WTCR2019SUPERGRID this year as a wildcard entrant at WTCR Race of Malaysia, the closing event of the upcoming WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO season.
Cheah, 20, is highly rated in his homeland and is set to become a fan favourite when Malaysia hosts WTCR / OSCARO for the first time at the Sepang International Circuit from 13-15 December* as part of an exciting double-header with the FIM Endurance World Championship for motorbikes.
Razlan Razali, CEO of the Sepang International Circuit, explained: “In emulating the success of MotoGP, Malaysian participation is key to the success of these events. Therefore, we have been developing talent from our Malaysian Touring Car category in which we discovered Mitchell Cheah, who won the TCR South East Asia Championship last year. We will continue to develop him in the TCR Germany this year and get him prepared for a wildcard entry for the Sepang race in December.
“I am confident that these fantastic world championship events with our local driver and riders will be a strong attraction and will pull the ever enthusiastic Malaysian motorsports fans and fans from all over world to Sepang Circuit and Malaysia.”
*Subject to FIA WMSC approval
Photo: TCR Asia