24 June 2021 |

Aaron Cameron aiming for Peugeot gains ahead of Morgan Park

In it’s first full-season of Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the Peugeot 308 TCR has already greeted the chequered flag but Valvoline Team GRM driver Aaron Cameron is using the extended mid-season break to further learn the package.

Currently placed fifth in the points approaching the next round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series at Morgan Park, Cameron explains Garry Rogers Motorsport is still playing catch up due to the Peugeot only contesting the final event of the inaugural season.

“We’re at least a year behind everyone else who raced in the inaugural season,” he said.

“It’s more about me going back through data and set-ups on the Peugeot to make it go faster because we’re really at a point where we’re not making enough progress in my mind.

“There’s still a possibility of doing a test day in the car before Morgan Park, so that’d be nice.

“Six weeks should be enough time to find something that can hopefully help us at Morgan Park to be really competitive, not just 10th.

“I don’t want to be top 10; I want to be winning races!”

Cameron hoped to complete a pre-event ‘recce’ at Morgan Park, but the previous COVID situation in Melbourne prevented that from happening.

“We had plans to do some laps up there in the Hyundai Excels, lockdown occurred the weekend of that event,” he said. “I’d still like to go up there, but trying to make all the scheduling work is probably going to be pretty hard so I’ll try and learn it on the fly like most of the other drivers will.”

With his Valvoline Team GRM Peugeot 308 TCR fully repaired after SMP, Cameron is excited by the prospect of competing at a new venue.

“From what I’ve heard, it’s going to be pretty cool,” he said. “The passing opportunities are going to be pretty tight and maybe a bit of banging of wheels, but I think that’s what TCR is all about.”

The next round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will be held at Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland on August 13-15. CLICK HERE for ticketing information.