Michael Caruso has vowed to “take off his gloves” this weekend at the Sydney Motorsport Park in a bid to return to the top of the Superchip Auto TCR Australia series.
Sydney’s Northern Beach-based driver has endured the first three races of an up and down in a pocket rocket turbo-charged series and is currently ninth in the title after a season full of events and mechanical gremlin.
But Caruso is leaving his tough start behind in 2022 as he moves towards his home track – the scene of his first TCR Australia win last year.
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When Caruso crossed the line to secure that victory, the emotion in his car became a legend, and he now has the vision to repeat that result – at any cost.
“I’m really excited to be back on track where I won my first TCR race, with fans, family and friends in attendance,” Caruso said.
“The TCR series hasn’t been planned for me so far, no doubt we had some great speed and we did some drama along the way, so the gloves are off this weekend. I’m going out. , They will be aware.
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“Last year’s win was really special. My family and friends were there to share the moment and it was very special because most of my loved ones could not come to the event. It really, really made it special for me. Something I will never forget.
“As I crossed the line inside the car, under pressure, trying to tick off the first win on the bucket list … all we saw on camera was the release of all the emotions that were inside me. Use it for inspiration this weekend. Hopefully that winning streak will continue. “
This weekend’s round, to be held as part of the Speed Series at Stan Sport, will be the first TCR Australia race to be held under the lights.
“Racing under the lights is going to be extremely spectacular,” Caruso said.
“I’ve had the privilege of doing this before, but in a TCR car, this is the first time it has been done for the whole department.
“The Sydney Circuit is an amazing track to do this, it’s very well illuminated, but it’s something new so I’ll use that experience. It will be different and the risk will be higher.
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