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O’Keeffe joins Renault squad for WTCR season opener

O’Keefe would be the first Australian to contest the WTCR following a take a look at in Vukovic’s Megane TCR at Austria’s Salzburg circuit, which was initially as a result of host the championship’s season opener.

The 22-year-old has since based mostly himself near Vukovic’s headquarters in Switzerland, permitting him to flee any journey restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

After the conclusion of the Zolder spherical, O’Keefe is anticipated to return to his dwelling nation to start his major 2020 marketing campaign within the TCR Australia sequence.

The Melbourne-born driver has a cope with Garry Rogers Motorsport for his second season within the championship, having pushed an Alfa Romeo Giulietta for Ashley Saward Motorsport throughout his maiden marketing campaign final 12 months.

“My first race meeting outside Australia was the 2017 Carrera Cup round I did in Malaysia, which was my first podium finish in the category,” O’Keeffe mentioned.

“For this WTCR drive to have come to fruition is quite incredible, considering the circumstances we’re all facing with COVID-19 and I’m extremely grateful to the team at Vukovic Motorsport for giving me the opportunity to race their car.

“While I’m still very much focused on my TCR Australia drive with Garry Rogers Motorsport, the season is suspended until at least October, which has created the window for me to travel overseas and be able to follow the necessary quarantine protocols when I return.” 

Vukovic Motorsport is stepping as much as the WTCR this 12 months, with 2019 Renault UK Clio Cup champion Jack Young signed by the outfit as its sole full season driver.

“We’re thrilled to have Dylan in one of our cars for the first round of our WTCR campaign,” Vukovic Motorsport staff proprietor Milkenko Vukovic mentioned.

“As we expected, Dylan did a fine job in our Renault at the test day and provided us with some valuable feedback – we can’t wait to see him racing wheel-to-wheel with the other WTCR drivers.”

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