Team Mulsanne will continue their WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup adventure in 2020.
With two wins, nine podiums, a DHL Pole Position, three fastest laps in the race and 35 laps in the lead, Team Mulsanne has been one of the teams for the first two seasons of WTCR with its Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris.
For 2020, Team Mulsanne will focus their efforts on the WTCR with one car, in accordance with the regulations governing the reopening of entries, which can now be done for one car. The Italian structure plans to reveal the identity of its pilot – already victorious in WTCR – on August 26.
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With automaker Romeo Ferraris focusing on the all-new PURE ETCR electric racing series from 2020, a WTCR program was not part of Team Mulsanne's plans for this year, and the Italian team had voluntarily decided not to not sign up for a new WTCR campaign before the original January deadline.
But with the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately leading to the reopening of registrations for the full season until August 14, and the fact that a car remained at the disposal of Team Mulsanne, the team explored the possibility of joining the WTCR grid for a third season finally.
European calendar and the appeal of home racing
A uniquely European calendar, more logistically accessible for the Italian team, and the fact that the season finale is scheduled for the first WTCR Race of Italy at the Adria International Raceway in November, made a WTCR's comeback quickly grew in interest early in the summer and culminated in a team announcement from the Mulsanne today (August 20).
“A lot has changed in recent months, but not our approach to racing and the way we live our passion,” said Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris COO. “Contrary to what was expected, the cars from last year are still with us, and it seemed natural to continue this fantastic adventure. We decided to support the projects of Team Mulsanne and the efforts of Eurosport Events to organize the WTCR 2020 in these complex and difficult times. We believe it is important to send positive messages, also to our client teams around the world. The six meetings are an exciting challenge that we are happy to take up. Very soon we will announce our roster, as we dive into this exciting 2020 season. "
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