On behalf of the TCR Academy promoter, Italy’s Pit Lane Competizioni will run six cars fitted with a DSG gearbox in the TCR Middle East: three Audi RS3 LMS and three Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Brothers Giacomo and Giovanni Altoè will both race Audi cars. Giacomo (19) emerged last year as one of the fastest young drivers in TCR competition, claiming brilliant results in the International, Benelux, Italy and Middle East series. His older brother made his TCR debut in the Europe Trophy in which he won the DSG class. Alberto Vescovi, a regular competitor in the Italian SEAT Cup, will drive the third RS3 LMS.
The Golf cars will be driven by a well-known trio: Mat’o Homola, Jordi Oriola and Lorenzo Veglia.
Despite their young ages, both Homola (23) and Oriola (21) may be considered successful Touring Car veterans, with a great deal of experience in the FIA ETCC and the TCR International Series. Veglia, at 19, is even younger; he first drew attention on himself as a podium finisher in the 2015 TCR International Series before successfully switching to GT competition in Lamborghini cars.