Kevin Ceccon renews his challenge in the TCR Italy Touring Car Championship. After finishing as runner-up in 2021 in a very exciting final battle, the Bergamo-born driver will be at the starting line of the national series also in 2022. Ceccon will continue racing with Aggressive Team Italia, but this time driving the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR, the latest weapon produced by the Korean company for TCR competitions.
For Ceccon, the commitment in TCR Italy will be parallel to that in the FIA ETCR, the championship for electric touring cars in which he will compete in the rounds of Pau, Istanbul and Budapest, as a works Hyundai driver.
The first round of the TCR Italy 2022 calendar is scheduled at Monza as early as next weekend, 23-24 April. Kevin will instead miss the next stage of Imola on 7 and 8 May, as it coincides with the inaugural event of the FIA ETCR in Pau: this, however, does not compromise the hunt for the national title, because the TCR Italy regulation allows the two worst results to be discarded.
In favor of Ceccon there will also be the opportunity to capitalize on the experience accumulated together with the team in 2021, when he achieved four overall wins, more than any opponent on the grid, and two other podium finishes.
“I am happy to continue my commitment in TCR Italy, after the great experience of last year. The goal will be to confirm myself at the top and try to conquer the title, which in 2021 we lost in the last lap. Now I will be able to benefit from the relationship already built with the Aggressive Team Italia and from a latest generation car, the Hyundai Elantra N TCR, which replaces the old i30. Last year, I started the year not at the top of my condition because of the left arm injury I suffered while training during the winter, while this time I was able to prepare myself physically in the best possible way. I am anxious to get started and be at the very top, so to compensate for the second round at Imola, which I’ll miss because of the clash with the FIA ETCR”.