American Kevin Gleason debut in the WTCC behind the wheel of a Lada car. The second Vesta team RC Motorsport will start the Italian race at Monza, where Gleeson will join another newcomer Kick Erlacher.
Gleason took fifth place overall in the debut season of the TCR. His account was listed with two victories, after which he took part in some races last season.
The announcement of the second Lada means that at the start of the second race of the season in Italy will be released 16 cars.
30-year-old racer for the first time sit behind the wheel of Vesta on Tuesday afternoon on the basis of the RC in Magny-Cours, then go to Monza.
“Until last weekend we were still thinking how to get back to TCR, so that a sharp transition in the WTCC after a week came out of the blue, confessed Gleason. – I have been closely following this series for several years. I am impressed by the level of professionalism of the riders, so I immediately jumped at the opportunity to be part of the RC.
I look forward to the opportunity to join a high level racers in this series. Perhaps the main drawback is that all decided pretty late and behind the wheel I sit today. For this reason, I do not cherish great expectations from the weekend in Monza”.
Despite the fact that the agreement has not yet been announced officially, the RC hopes to use Gleason in the remaining races of the season.
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