The 2019 season of Team Mulsanne in the FIA WTCR ends with the second place in race-3 in Malaysia. The Italian team that deploys two Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris in the world championship reserved for touring cars has thus achieved a podium position for the fourth time in the last five rounds, confirming the Opera cars among the best protagonists of the TCR stage .
Kevin Ceccon, who started from the seventh pitch on the grid after an excellent qualifying, had recovered in the rain to the third position he had celebrated on the Malaysian podium in Sepang. Only late in the night, however, came the official race classification that penalized a competitor, promoting the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR by Romeo Ferraris in the place of honor in the last race of the season. The final balance of the weekend could have been even better if the weather conditions had not upset the balance, forcing Ceccon and Ma Qing Hua out of the zone in race-1. Fitting rain tires with the track that despite the rain did not get wet, the Team Mulsanne standard bearers who were fighting for the podium slipped to the bottom of the standings. Equally incredible race-2, with Ma starting from pole thanks to the grid inversion provided for by regulation, but he found himself stuck in the pit lane for the tire change when the race was interrupted in the first lap for a car on fire . Thanks to Ceccon’s fifth place finish at the end of the race, the total budget sees Team Mulsanne finish in seventh place among the teams with 297 points.
Michela Cerruti, Romeo Ferraris Operations Manager
“A very busy year has ended for all of us. The commitment for the second year in the FIA WTCR alongside Mulsanne, the growth and support of our customer product and the birth of the Giulia ETCR project have filled our days and often our nights, not only with dreams but also with the concerns of having such great responsibilities. We won a victory, two starts from pole position and as many fast laps, and nine total podiums, as well as constant access to Q2 in qualifying in the second half of the season. These are incredible results considering where this program started only four years ago. Now we take a few days off, but we are ready to give our best in 2020, in view of new exciting challenges “.