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Sexta, 17 Maio 2019 14:15 | Actualizado em Domingo, 20 Outubro 2019 16:47

Final entry confirmed for TCR Australia Sydney grid 


A total of 17 cars will compete in the historic opening round of the 2019 TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Aaron Cameron has filled the final seat on the grid, and will join Melbourne Performance Centre in a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.

The 19 year-old Victorian entry makes for a 17-strong field confirmed for the opening event of the new under two-litre touring car series.

The reigning Australian KZ2 Karting Champion has enjoyed successful stints in Formula Ford, Super Utes and the Toyota 86 Racing Series before confirming his TCR campaign. He is also a class winner at the Bathurst 6 Hour, and experienced multiple starts at the Bathurst 12 Hour with Ryan McLeod’s MARC Cars Australia outfit.

Cameron is one of the most experienced TCR drivers in Australia ahead of the season opener, after racing an Audi RS3 TCR in the Creventic 24 Hour endurance races at Catalunya and Dubai in 2018 with the MARC Cars squad.

The first round of the TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend, headlining the Shannons Nationals Championships.

Every round of TCR Australia will be broadcast live, free and HD on SBS. Saturday’s race (May 18) will be shown from 2-3pm, while Sunday’s two races (May 19) will have a two hour broadcast from 1-3pm.

The event will also be live streamed across the day and will be available on the TCR Australia website.


Aaron Cameron
Driver, Melbourne Performance Centre

"It’s great to be confirmed for the first round of the TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, and as it turns out i’m the last name to be confirmed to do it so i’m really looking forward to it," said Aaron Cameron.

"I’ve driven the cars already at the test day and at a couple of 24 Hour races overseas, and I absolutely love the front-wheel drive aspect of these cars.

"I’m only 19 years old but I have a fair bit of racing experience already. I’m the current KZ2 Karting national champion, and previously raced Super Utes and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, so a nice variety of cars i’ve driven before stepping into the TCR Australia Series.

"I’ve done two Creventic 24 Hour races with MARC Cars Australia at Barcelona and Dubai, and it was great to share the car with some skilled racers and learn off them. These cars were great to drive for 24 Hour races and i’m sure they’ll be awesome in the sprint format as well.

"My expectation for the weekend is to try and stay out of trouble, we don’t know what the racing is going to be like in a sprint format here, but if we can get into a top five or a podium position by the end of the weekend that would be great."

Matt Braid
Director, Australian Racing Group

"It is fantastic to see 17 cars ready and revved up for the opening round of TCR Australia," said Matt Braid.

"I've had a lot of experience with putting together big motoring and motorsport programs, but this is the most satisfying, especially seeing the Australian racing public embrace this new class with such enthusiasm.

"We have a great array of cars. Eight different brands, some serious teams and real talented drivers. This is a new style of touring car racing for Australia, but it's one that no one is going to want to miss."

FINAL LINE-UP, TEAMS & DRIVERS FOR ROUND 1, SMSP

#

Team

Driver

State

Vehicle

Model

2

Melbourne Performance

Aaron Cameron

VIC

Volkswagen

Golf GTI

6

Kelly Racing

Molly Taylor

NSW

Subaru

WRX STI

7

Garry Rogers Motorsport

Jimmy Vernon

NSW

Alfa Romeo

Giulietta Veloce

8

Alliance Autosport

Jason Bright

VIC

Volkswagen

Golf GTI

9

Ashley Seward Motorsport

Dylan O'Keeffe

VIC

Alfa Romeo

Giulietta Veloce

11

HMO Customer Racing

Nathan Morcom

NSW

Hyundai

I30N

22

Melbourne Performance

Rik Breukers

NED

Audi

RS 3

24

Wall Racing

John Martin

NSW

Honda

Civic Type R

29

GWR Australia

Michael Almond

SA

Hyundai

i30 N

30

HMO Customer Racing

Will Brown

QLD

Hyundai

I30N

33

Garry Rogers Motorsport

Chris Pither

NZ

Renault

Megane RS

34

Garry Rogers Motorsport

James Moffat

VIC

Renault

Megane RS

35

Alliance Autosport

Alexandra Whitley

QLD

Volkswagen

Golf GTI

37

Kelly Racing

Chelsea Angelo

VIC

Opel

Astra

50

Wall Racing

Tony D'Alberto

VIC

Honda

Civic Type R

62

Kelly Racing

Alex Rullo

WA

Opel

Astra

777

Kelly Racing

Andre Heimgartner

NZ

Subaru

WRX STI


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