22 drivers sample TCR cars in test and evaluation day at Winton
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.
Category Manager, TCR Australia Series
“It was a great day for the category and a really good way for our teams to look at new drivers that are interested in TCR,” said Liam Curkpatrick.
“There were 22 drivers on the day, quite a few media present too, so it shows that there is some positive intent for the class for next year and beyond.
“We had a good mix of young and experienced guys and girls drive the cars. I’m looking forward to seeing who lands with what teams in the future.”