Jean-Philippe Dayraut will make his FIA WTCC debut

Four-time Trophée Andros champion Jean-Philippe Dayraut will make his FIA Wourld Touring Car Championship debut at this month’s season-opener at Monza.

The Frenchman will drive for the new ANOME team, which is targeting a full-time season with an ex-Zengő Motorsport BMW 320TC.

Born in Toulouse, the 42-year-old racer has raced in GT, ice racing and the Pikes Peak hill climb event. Dayraut is a four-time winner of the famous Trophée Andros championship, winning the title in 2009-11 and in 2013.

Subject to how the outfit performs at the opening round in Italy in late March, the team will set about competing for the remainder of the year.

“We are really committed to put together this programme, and we hope to achieve a good result at Monza in order to secure our participation in the full season,” ANOME team principal Nicolas Boillot said.

“We are aware that this is a great challenge and there is a lot to do, but we have strong motivations because this programme would mark a significant step forward for our team. To be part of a top-level International series like WTCC was something we had dreamed for long time, and now we see that the dream may actually come true.”

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