Italian teen-ager Giacomo Altoè will make his TCR debut at Abu Dhabi, in the Top Run Motorsport Subaru WRX TCR.
Altoè, who is only 16 years old, completed his maiden automobile sport season last year in the Italian Formula 4 championship.
“I’m happy and motivated to take part in the second event of the TCR Middle East Series at Abu Dhabi. This will be my first race of the year, but more than that my very debut in Touring Car competition!” a delighted Altoè said.
The Subaru was driven by Luigi Ferrara in Dubai; after a promising qualifying the Japanese car retired with a broken bevel gear.