Team Mulsanne underlines WTCR commitment with renewed Alfa Romeo effort
Team Mulsanne is building on its race-winning season in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO by confirming a renewed attack on the series in 2019 when it expects the competition to be even fiercer than in 2018.
After guiding Kevin Ceccon to a breakthrough victory at WTCR JVCKENWOOD Race of Japan last October, Team Mulsanne and the Romeo Ferraris organisation – the company behind the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR project – has left no stone unturned in its efforts to achieve more success during the upcoming campaign.
Since the Macau WTCR / OSCARO season finale in November, development of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR by Romeo Ferraris has continued apace both off track and on. Indeed, Ceccon was one of four drivers behind the wheel for a test session at Autodromo Vallelunga shortly before the Christmas break.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager, explained: “The 2018 season was busy and intense, but also rich in satisfaction. We should have taken a moment to rest, but we have opted for continuing the work to present ourselves perfectly ready for the FIA WTCR 2019 challenge.
“Last winter, the priority was to prepare the customer cars that went to race and to win in America and China. This winter, on top of responding to the orders that have arrived from Japan and Australia, we have continued focusing on the FIA WTCR.
“We will shortly announce the drivers that Team Mulsanne will enter in the 2019 FIA WTCR and are anxious to see who our rivals will be. Interest for our Alfa Romeo Giulietta is rising also within TCR Europe, and we hope to define soon our programme for the continental series.”
François Ribeiro, Head of Eurosport Events, the WTCR / OSCARO promoter, said: “Team Mulsanne and Romeo Ferraris embarked on a big challenge when they entered the inaugural WTCR / OSCARO season with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR. But every challenge they faced they overcame and their first win in Japan was a measure of the progress they had made but also an indicator of more success to come in season two, of that I have no doubt. We should also credit Michela Cerruti for the belief she showed in giving Kevin Ceccon his big break last season, and we very much hope he can be part of the team’s line-up again in 2019. He’s a great talent.”
WTCR Race of Morocco opens the 2019 season from 5-7 April.