Sunday, February 09, 2020 10:18 PM
Michael Caruso will reunite with Valvoline and Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2020, competing in the Carsales TCR Australia Series on a two-year deal.
Caruso will kick start his TCR campaign at Albert Park, driving the Valvoline GRM Alfa Romeo in the TCR Asia Pacific Cup, followed by the full seven round season and concluding with the inaugural TCR Bathurst 500, headlining the all-new Bathurst International on November 13-15.
Caruso will get his first taste of the Alfa Romeo at Sandown in a private test today ahead of the official TCR Australia pre-season test at Winton Raceway on February 26. The test is free-to-the-public, with some lucky guests randomly selected to enjoy a TCR hot lap around the Winton venue.
Driver, Valvoline GRM Alfa Romeo
“I’m really excited to partner with Valvoline and the Garry Rogers Motorsport team for the next two years in the TCR Series,” said Michael Caruso.
“I raced as a Valvoline driver when I first started in the Supercars Championship back in 2008, and it’s great to reconnect with this multi-national company that is so influential not only within Australia but all around the world.”
“Valvoline is extremely passionate about its racing and we feel that the TCR Australia Series is a great way to showcase its brand. I believe we are definitely a chance to give the series a shakeup. The Alfa Romeo has shown that it is a strong package – both in Australia and in other TCR competitions around the world.”
Managing Director, Valvoline Australia
“2020 marks a new chapter in the long relationship between Valvoline and Garry Rogers Motorsport,” said Peter Besgrove.
“We have been partners in motor racing for over 30 years, but TCR is a brand-new experience. What is not new is the passion, commitment and hard work the GRM bring to the sport. This year, like every other year, GRM will rely on Valvoline for lubricants and technical support to ensure that their cars are up at the pointy end of the field.”
“Returning this year will be Michael Caruso, who has a long history with GRM and can be relied upon to get the most of his race car. We are excited about the series and wish the team every success.”