TCR grid locked and loaded
Thursday 16 May, 2019
The 17th and final driver of the inaugural TCR Australia series has been locked in.
The final entry for this weekend’s highly anticipated TCR Australia Series has been confirmed, with 17 cars to be part of the Series’ debut in Sydney.
Aaron Cameron creates history as the final name added to the TCR grid, racing in the Melbourne Performance Centre Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR.
The 19-year-old Australian KZ2 karting champion said he was excited about competing at the historic opening event at Sydney Motorsport Park.
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.
"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," Cameron said.
"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.”
With a full 17-car grid locked in for the opening round, Australian Racing Group Director Matt Braid said he was excited to see months of detailed planning become a reality.
"It is fantastic to see 17 cars ready and revved up for the opening round of TCR Australia," Braid said.
"I've had a lot of experience with putting together big motoring and motor sport 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."
The historic first round of the inaugural TCR Australia Series will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park as part of the Shannons Nationals.
The category will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as live streamed on thenationals.com.au.