Chaz Mostert to compete in opening round of TCR Australia at Symmons Plains
Superstar Australian motorsport driver Chaz Mostert will compete in the opening round of the TCR Australia Series at Symmons Plains Raceway, the first leg of the two event Boost Mobile Race Tasmania festival in the Apple Isle.
Mostert, the 2014 Bathurst 1000 winner and regular in the Supercars Championship for Walkinshaw Andretti United, will drive an Audi RS 3 TCR, run by renowned race car preparers Melbourne Performance Centre.
The Queenslander will get his first taste of the Bostik Audi at Phillip Island today in an official season-opening test session at Phillip Island, joined by 14 other turbo-charged TCR cars ahead of Symmons Plains opener.
The #25 Audi, raced by Leanne and Garth Tander in selected rounds last year, will carry support from adhesives company Bostik.
Mostert’s long-time engineer Adam DeBorre will be on hand for both Phillip Island and Symmons Plains to run the Audi with MPC.
While Mostert is regarded as one of the leading stars of the Supercars Championship, he is no stranger to competition outside of Supercars. He has driven in GT events in Australia and around the world, and also tested a Hyundai i30 N TCR car back in 2018.
The Boost Mobile Race Tasmania event will kick off the Australian motorsport calendar for 2021, with TCR Australia joined by S5000, Touring Car Masters and Trans Am at Symmons Plains on January 24-26.
The unique event will see practice held on Sunday, followed by qualifying and races on Monday and Tuesday, which is also Australia Day.
Monday and Tuesday’s race action will be broadcast live and free on the screens of Seven, with 12 hours of coverage across 7mate and 7plus.
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Driver, #25 Bostik Audi RS 3 TCR
“It’s great to get back into a race seat and start the season nice and early down at Symmons Plains,” said Mostert.
“Melbourne Performance Centre have put this deal together for me, and it’s great that I will have the chance to get some early miles for 2021.
“TCR is a pretty cool series. Racing door to door is what all drivers want to be involved in. I’m excited to drive the Audi.
“At this stage, I’m locked in for the test at Phillip Island and the first round at Symmons Plains. We’ll see how the year pans out, but as a driver, you want to be in car, so excited to come down and get some laps and kick off the new year driving a new race car.”
Director, Melbourne Performance Centre
“I’m looking forward to TCR this year. After sitting on the sidelines for most of 2020, it will be great to get back to the track,” said Russell.
“It’s great to have Chaz on board with us. He is obviously a great driver and an excellent person to have around the team. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
“And of course, Chaz presents an excellent opportunity to get some strong results. We saw in 2019 with Garth (Tander) that the Audi is capable to running at front, so we’re looking forward to see what Chaz can do in the pack.
“It’s also great to have Bostik on board for the test today and the opening TCR round too. Bostik has supported our Audi GT3 program and they are a strong partner to have.”