Wall Racing confirms new Honda TCR recruit
Wall Racing will run three Honda Civic Type Rs in TCR Australia following the confirmation that Jordan Cox will join the squad at The Bend Motorsport Park next month.
The national level racer will pilot one of Wall Racing’s two new Civics that only arrived in the country last week.
In what will be a one-off deal, the 26-year-old will join Wall Racing’s TCR Australia regulars Tony D’Alberto and John Martin.
Cox has competed in various cars and classes including Improved Production over the past few years.
His exploits attracted more than 2.3 million hits on Youtube thanks to a stunning overtake captured by cameras during a 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour support race while driving a Honda Civic.
Keen to make an impression, Cox is keeping his expectations in check for his maiden TCR Australia outing.
“A lot of my background is front wheel drive racing, so I know a bit about the cars and I’ve always been keen to get into one,” said Cox.
“The Hondas have shown strong pace, but Tony and John have been unlucky and haven’t been able to convert it into race wins with some misfortune and incidents. The cars are very good, so the tides have to turn and there’s no reason why it can’t happen at The Bend.
“I’m going into the round with a very open minded. I’ve got no set goal to win.
“A realistic result is to finish every race and be in or around the top five. Above all else, I really want to learn.
“There’s a lot of strong competition, both drivers and teams, so I really want to take as much out of the meeting as I possible can.
“I have to thanks David and all of the Wall Racing team for the opportunity. I tested a Porsche for him recently and I’m really keen to build on that and get some results for them.”
Cox has been on the radar at Wall Racing for several years with team owner David Wall keen to see the driver’s potential in TCR machinery.
“I’ve known Jordan for two or three years and I rate him really highly,” said Wall.
“He has done a lot of front wheel drive racing, so I feel he is the perfect choice to join our TCR team at Tailem Bend.
“At this stage, it’s just a one-off deal, but we’d love to keep him in the seat and we hope that he can show his true potential.”
TCR Australia Round 3 is slated for July 12-14 with all three races broadcast live on SBS and via the Shannons Nationals live stream carried by Speedcafe.com.