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Clemente Cupra back for Bathurst International

MICHAEL Clemente will return to the TCR Australia grid at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International after being forced to sit out Race Sydney.

Clemente withdrew from last weekend’s Sydney Motorsport Park event due to a budget shortfall, slipping to ninth in the standings as a result.

It will just be the one round on the sidelines though, with the Carl Cox Motorsport Cupra confirmed as part of a 24-car entry list for this Friday to Sunday at Mount Panorama.

It has been a breakthrough year for Clemente, with the Cupra’s arrival in time for Round 2 at Phillip Island quickly leading to the Victorian’s first two race wins.

While the news is good for Clemente, it is not so for Kody Garland, who’ll miss Bathurst due to damage sustained to his Garry Rogers Motorsport Peugeot in a practice crash at SMP.

The only other week-on-week change to the field sees Teddy Clairet take over from brother Jimmy in the #4 Hangcha Forklifts Peugeot, as planned.

The TCR Australia title will be decided this weekend, with Hyundai/HMO Customer Racing teammates Bailey Sweeny and Josh Buchan the leading contenders, split by 29 points (in Sweeny’s favour).

It is also the penultimate round of the TCR World Tour regular season; Hyundai holds the advantage there too, with Norbert Michelisz one point ahead of Audi’s Rob Huff.

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Entry list: TCR, Supercheap Auto Bathurst International

NumberTeam/SponsorDriverCar
1Honda Wall RacingTony D’AlbertoHonda Civic FL5
4Hangcha ForkliftsTeddy ClairetPeugeot 308
9MPC Team Liqui MolyWill BrownAudi RS3 LMS
14Purple SectorLachlan MineeffAudi RS3 LMS SEQ
15Carl Cox MotorsportMichael ClementeCupra Leon Competicion
18Team Valvoline GRMAaron CameronPeugeot 308
22Challenge MotorsportIain McDougallAudi RS3 LMS SEQ
30HMO Customer RacingJosh BuchanHyundai Elantra N Sedan
33Schaeffler GRMJordan CoxPeugeot 308
71Burson Auto Parts RacingBen BargwannaPeugeot 308
74Exclusive Switchboards / Wall RacingBrad HarrisHonda Civic FK7
76Exclusive Switchboards / Wall RacingWill HarrisHonda Civic FK7
105BRC Hyundai N Squadra CourseNorbert MicheliszHyundai Elantra N Sedan
110Team Soutar MotorsportZac SoutarAudi RS3 LMS
111Cyan Racing Lynk & CoThed BjörkLynk & Co 03 FL
112Cyan Racing Lynk & CoSantiago UrrutiaLynk & Co 03 FL
115Autoglym / Ashley Seward MotorsportTom OliphantLynk & Co 03
122Audi Sport ComtoyouFrederic VervischAudi RS3 LMS
129Honda Wall RacingNestor GirolamiHonda Civic FL5
130HMO Customer RacingBailey SweenyHyundai i30N
155Cyan Racing Lynk & CoMa Qing HuaLynk & Co 03 FL
168Cyan Racing Lynk & CoYann EhrlacherLynk & Co 03 FL
179Audi Sport ComtoyouRob HuffAudi RS3 LMS
196BRC Hyundai N Squadra CourseMikel AzconaHyundai Elantra N Sedan
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