After cutting her teeth in the competitive TCR Australia Series, Alexandra Whitley has now turned her focus to TCR New Zealand.
The ex-pat Australia who now calls Auckland home is actively pursuing sponsorship and racing opportunities for the inaugural TCR New Zealand Championship, set to kick off in January 2020.
Whitley was one of four female drivers to compete in TCR Australia, eventually finishing 15th in the series with four top 10 results and a best result of ninth in Race 2 at Phillip Island.
With a full seven rounds of experience in hand, Whitley is hoping to not only return to the Australian series in 2020, but continue to hone her skills in the five round NZ Championship.
“TCR has been a huge leap forward and I have learned and grown so much over the season,” said Whitley.
“(Before the first round at Sydney Motorsport Park) I was extremely green and had never been to any of the tracks before, but l quickly learned, worked hard and made it.
“I am extremely grateful for every single opportunity and every single person who has helped me to make each round. Making the rounds has been an achievement in itself.
“Melbourne Performance Centre really took me under their wing the last two rounds and Actron Air has backed me from Day 1.
“I am now working towards racing TCR New Zealand which kicks off at the end on January, then back to the Australian series.
“The Australian Racing Group has done a fantastic job marketing and securing some very high profile and exciting races next year such as Bathurst and the Melbourne Grand Prix. It been a privileged to race and work along side the TCR team and I’m excited as to where I’m headed next.”
The inaugural first round of the TCR New Zealand Championship will be held at Highlands Motorsport Park on January 17-19.