Michael Clemente Motorsport and Carl Cox announce long-term partnership, with new team name
Michael Clemente Motorsport and Carl Cox, partners for the duration of the 2022 TCR Australia season, announce a more substantial association for 2023 with the team being rebranded and officially known as Carl Cox Motorsport (Australia), while Carl has personally invested in both Mike and the team to provide solid foundations for the future.
The partnership with the Australian-based, British house and techno music record producer, and one of the world’s most in-demand DJ’s, continues to demonstrate his commitment to all forms of motorsport, given the recently announced Extreme E team under his name, as well as numerous other partnerships around the world.
Carl, commenting on the partnership, said: “I first met Michael, his family and team in 2022. Seeing Michael’s TCR race car for the first time was amazing, what a weapon that car is!
“It’s no secret I have a passion for cars and motorsports, so my decision to support Michael was an easy one. Seeing how excited Michael, his family and team were to have a Carl Cox Motorsport sticker on the car, cemented it. That’s why I want to help their race campaign even more, so here we are with a full sponsorship campaign.
“The Carl Cox Motorsport TCR Michael Clemente Racing Team will be going hard at it this year…Oh Yes, Oh Yes!”
Carl Cox Motorsport has been involved with some of the top motorsport events in the world, including the Isle of Man TT race, the Macau Grand Prix, World Super Bikes, British Super Bikes, Leadfoot Festival hillclimb, the Goodwood Festival of speed and more.
However, he is not afraid to get behind the wheel either, and is a competitive drag racer having achieved a personal best (so far) of 5.9 seconds for a quarter mile reaching 252mph in 2021 in Eleanor, his custom built drag car. Other who benefit from his wisdom and support include Super Stock champion Davey Todd, and 21-time Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop, who has been supported by Carl since 2017.
Carl Cox began his DJ career at the age of 15 in London, and has grown to be one of the world’s top DJ’s, having played an annual residency at Space Club in Ibiza for 15 years, and last year released his chart-topping new album, ‘Electronic Generations’.
Mike Clemente revealed his excitement at the growing partnership with Cox.
“I have to be honest, and say I am super excited to be racing under the prestigious Carl Cox Motorsport banner for this year,” Clemente said.
“It’s incredible to have this kind of support from Carl, and I can’t wait to maximise this opportunity and show what we can do as a team. This season is different in many ways, all for the better and it’s all gelling together quite nicely which hopefully sees us spraying some champagne this year.
“Carl’s a growing force in motorsport globally, and it’s so good to be able to demonstrate to our existing long term partners that Carl, with his Facebook following of 3 million people, cares enough about the sport of TCR Australia and a young kid from Point Cook, Victoria, to invest in me and help me through to the top. Well, that’s the aim anyway!”
In honour of the partnership and to celebrate the launch, the Audi RS3 LMS TCR that Mike will be running in Tasmania will be sporting a unique Carl Cox Motorsport livery.
The first round commences at Symmons Plains Raceway, Tasmania on February 24-26.
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All of the racing action can be seen live and ad-break free on Stan Sport, plus free-to-air coverage on 9GEM on Saturday, February 25 from 2-5pm.