Canadian racer Gary Kwok will replace Shanghai podium finisher Colin Turkington at the season-ending World Touring Car Championship round at Macau next weekend, the Wiechers-Sport BMW team has announced.
Kwok, 45, will make his WTCC debut at the most challenging circuit on the entire WTCC calendar. Despite having never driven the BMW 320TC, Kwok has raced at Macau, having raced for many years in South-East Asia since the late 1980s.
Kwok has spent the last three years racing in Canada’s touring car championship. This year, he finished fifth overall, winning three races in a Honda Civic Si.
Describing his appointment as “a dream come true”, Kwok said: “I am very happy, WTCC is an internationally known and highly regarded championship and Wiechers-Sport is an experienced and successful team.
“As this is my first race in the championship and with the BMW, it is not going to be easy. It is a big challenge, but I love challenges.”
[Images via AutomobilSport and FIA WTCC Media]