TCR Australia champion Tony D’Alberto and Honda Australia confirm return for 2023
Supercheap Auto TCR Australia champion Tony D’Alberto and Honda Australia have confirmed that they will return to the touring car series in 2023.
D’Alberto will continue to drive for Wall Racing in the Civic Type R that took him to a popular series win last year.
With the champion combination back together, the biggest change for D’Alberto will be the number on the windows of his Civic Type R. The Victorian has elected to carry the #1, becoming the first reigning champion to use the number in the category’s five year history.
In the tightest title fight ever seen in Supercheap Auto TCR Australia history, D’Alberto fended off a number of competitive rivals to seal his first crown.
D’Alberto and Wall Racing have been mainstays of the TCR Australia Series since its inception in 2019. The pair contested the inaugural season in 2019, finishing second overall. After four years in the category, they have collected two race wins and 11 podiums together.
The Honda Australia Wall Racing-supported Civic Type R will feature a striking new look for the 2023 season, as D’Alberto aims to be the first back-to-back TCR Australia champion. The new look Civic Type R will be revealed in due course.
The 2023 Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series will be contested over seven rounds, culminating with the final two rounds as part of the inaugural TCR World Tour that will see the best TCR drivers and teams from around the world descend on two of Australia’s race tracks, including Mount Panorama, Bathurst.
The 2023 Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series will kick off at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania on February 24-26.
#1 Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR
“It’s great to confirm that I’ll be coming back to defend my TCR Australia series title with the #1 placed on my Honda Civic Type R,” said D’Alberto
“The TCR Australia is one of the best racing categories that I’ve ever been involved with, the cars are rewarding to drive, the competition is close and it continues to be an affordable, market-relevant class.
The Honda Civic Type R TCR has proven around the world to be competitive in all TCR Series, and I was very pleased to give Honda its first Title success in Australia last year.
“With the ongoing support from JAS Motorsport, plus the professionalism of Wall Racing, there is no reason why our package won’t be a force in 2023.”
Director Automotive, Honda Australia
“I’m very pleased to announce on behalf of Honda Australia that we will be continuing our support for Tony in TCR Australia in 2023,” said McMahon.
“We know how hard Tony and Wall Racing have worked with Honda Australia over the past four years to ultimately win the series last year, and we know they will be doing everything they can to put the #1 Civic Type R TCR back up the front of the field.”