Driver, #100 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi
“It’s fantastic to be back again. I really enjoyed my first TCR outing at The Bend. It was pretty challenging – learning, car, circuit and the lot, but by the end, I was starting get my eye in,” said Russell Ingall.
“Unfortunately, the event was over just as I was getting into it, so having a second stab at a track that I know really well is going to be awesome.
“I had all of the intentions of just enjoying the experience, but no matter how young or old you are, you want to be competitive, and I’m hoping a lot of our fan base will come out and get to meet us and see what TCR is all about.
“I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks to Melbourne Performance for putting this deal together and we’ll try and shake things up.”
Driver, #3 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi
“Hopefully it’s third time lucky for me, because I feel that we’ve been close but my qualifying results have been sub-optimal,” said Leanne Tander.
“The Bend’s mixed weather caught me out in qualifying, but if I can qualifying in the top 10, I feel I have the race pace to stay there and move forward.
“Getting another chance to drive the Audi is really valuable. I’ve just been on round-by-round deals at the moment, which is OK as I want to get more seat time in preparation for, hopefully, a full-time deal for next year. These laps will only help.”