22 drivers sample TCR cars in test and evaluation day at Winton
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– Liam Curkpatrick, Category Manager, TCR Australia
– Jaden Ransley, New Zealand driver
– Tayla Heath, young female driver
– Josh Fyfe, Super3 Series driver
– Callum Hedge, Formula Ford driver
– Matt Powers, American race driver
– Matt Podjursky, New Zealand V8 driver
TCR Australia Series has hailed the driver and evaluation day at Winton Motor Raceway a major success today.
A total of 22 drivers had the opportunity to sample the under 2 litre turbo-charged racers, with eight involved in the day long action.
Drivers currently competing in Formula Ford, Super3 and Hyundai Excels made up the majority of the steerers, with HMO Customer Racing (Hyundai), Melbourne Performance Centre (Audi), Matt Stone Racing (Volkswagen), Wall Racing (Honda), and the two Alfa Romeos from Ash Seward Motorsport and Garry Rogers Motorsport clocking up laps at the rural venue.
There were also a number of New Zealand drivers taking part in the day ahead of the inaugural TCR New Zealand Championship, starting in January next year.
Drivers involved on the day included Callum Hedge (Formula Ford), Josh Fyfe (Super3), Matt Powers (Super3), Luke King (Toyota 86) and Michael Clemente (Excels), among others.
Regular TCR Australia drivers were also on hand to oversee the testing and assist with feedback. Drivers at the circuit included James Moffat (Renault), Dylan O'Keeffe (Alfa), Jason Bright (Volkswagen) and Aaron Cameron (Volkswagen).
The penultimate round of the carsales TCR Australia Series will be held at Sandown Raceway, which promises to be a landmark race meeting for Australian motorsport with the debut of the new S5000 open-wheeler class. The event will be held on September 20-22.