Garth Tander to race brand-new Audi TCR at Phillip Island
Champion touring car ace Garth Tander will compete in Round 2 of the carsales TCR Australia Series at Phillip Island this weekend.
The Victorian, who has won every major Australian motorsport championship and trophy worth winning, will drive one of the brand-new Audi RS 3 LMS TCR cars at the famous Island circuit for the Melbourne Performance Centre team.
The drivers of the other two Audis from the MPC fleet are yet to be confirmed.
Tander is part of Australian motorsport royalty, having won the Bathurst 1000 three-times, a Supercars Championship (2007) and the Bathurst 24 Hour endurance race. He also sits fourth on the all-time list of Supercars Championship race wins.
This will not only be Tander’s first drive of a under 2-litre turbo-charged TCR car, it will also be the very first time that he has ever raced a front-wheel driver race car.
Tander won’t be lacking for race laps at the Island this weekend either. The 42-year-old will complete double duties, driving alongside Geoff Emery in the Audi Sport Team Valvoline R8 GT3 in the Australian GT Endurance Championship.
The two new Audis will mean there are now three Audis in the TCR Australia field, joining other car brands like Alfa Romeo, Honda, Holden, Hyundai, Renault, Subaru and Volkswagen in the new-to-Australia hot hatch touring car class.
All three TCR races which will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as the livestream coverage on the TCR Australia and the TCR-Series.com websites.
Hyundai driver Will Brown leads the series, with the Alfa Romeo of Dylan O’Keeffe and Tony D’Alberto’s Honda close behind.
CLICK HERE to secure your tickets to Phillip Island’s TCR Australia debut.