28 August 2021 |

Aaron Cameron’s Sydney Motorsport Park crash

Garry Rogers Motorsport Valvoline driver Aaron Cameron’s title chances took a slight hit when contact at Sydney Motorsport Park sent his Peugeot 308 TCR into the wall exiting Turn 1.

The Peugeot has been a surprise in this year’s Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, winning a race at Phillip Island through Burson-backed Jason Bargwanna.

Cameron has been the most consistent performer where he is placed fifth in the standings.

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The current hiatus from racing has enabled the crew at GRM to complete repairs to the Peugeot and as ‘punishment’ Cameron cleaned the rims for all three French hot hatches currently competing.

“The guys have done a nice job of making it pretty again,” Cameron said.

“It’s a big job to fully strip the front of the car and replace the bits that needed to be replaced, while cleaning it up as there was grass everywhere from what I heard.

“The boys have done a great job of putting it back together.”

Cameron hopes the Peugeot will be at its best at The Bend and a return to the Mountain where he took it up to Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series leader Chaz Mostert. Believing the Peugeot to be one of the strongest packages on the grid, Cameron highlighted it all round capabilities.

“The Peugeot’s awesome like that, when we rock up to the track we’re there or thereabouts,” he explained.

“We don’t have strong or weak tracks like we sort of had with the Golf, which had circuits it was wicked at and then other circuits we just drove around for the weekend gathering points.

“The Peugeot is great; we rock up and we’re in with a decent fight. If we can fix some of our own issues, we’d certainly be fighting pretty hard for the top three every weekend, I think.”

The next rounds of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series will be held at The Bend Motorsport Park on October 15-17.