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WTCR racer Vernay excited to be on the #ROADTOMALAYSIA

WTCR racer Vernay excited to be on the #ROADTOMALAYSIA
By FIA WTCR

09/03/2019 at 11:00Updated 09/03/2019 at 11:05

Drivers in the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO are officially on the #ROADTOMALAYSIA following confirmation of the date of the 2019 super-finale at the meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council in Geneva on Thursday.

Here’s what Jean-Karl Vernay, one of only a handful of WTCR / OSCARO racers with experience of the Sepang International Circuit – which hosts the action from 13-15 December – has had to say about the challenge ahead.

“I love it, I really, really enjoyed racing there,” said Vernay, who took part in a TCR International Series event at Sepang in 2016 and races for Leopard Racing Team Audi Sport in WTCR / OSCARO. “It’s a long circuit where you can make a big difference with the driving. There are fast corners, slow corners, you can really use your driving skills. Overtaking is possible, there is long straight, a big hairpin and another big straight.”

Vernay bagged a pair of fifths when he raced at Sepang in 2016. He continued: “The races were super-cool to watch with a lot of big fights. With the level of the grid this year we will have the equivalent. It’s going to be really fun and I’m expecting big fights for sure.”

As well as hosting the deciding rounds of the 2019 WTCR / OSCARO, the event will feature an exciting double-header with riders from the FIM Endurance World Championship also in action at the venue close to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur.

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