TCR head honcho in for Bathurst International

Marcello Lotti. Pic: Supplied

TCR founder Marcello Lotti will travel Down Under to attend the long-awaited inaugural Bathurst International.

On top of attracting overseas talent including French driver Teddy Clairet, the event will act as the 2022 TCR Australia title decider.

Tony D’Alberto (Honda) holds a 56-point lead over Jordan Cox (Peugeot) with one round remaining.

It will be Lotti’s first time watching TCR cars zip around the revered Mount Panorama circuit, his only prior Australian visit coming at the 2019 Phillip Island event.

“The Australian TCR series is one of the premier TCR Series around the world for both the size of the field and the quality of the competition,” said the Italian, who will be joined by WSC Group chief operating officer Nunzia Corvino.

“We are thrilled to attend the final battle for the title, especially because it is hosted at such a legendary venue as Mount Panorama, Bathurst, where some of the best international Touring Car stars will join the field.

“We can’t wait to arrive Down Under.”

D’Alberto and Cox are vying to join Will Brown and Chaz Mostert in the TCR Australia title winners club.

The Bathurst International will run across November 11-13.

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