15 October 2021 |

TotalEnergies Secrets of Speed, Episode 6, Drivers starting techniques


The start is the most important part of most races, particularly in Supercheap Auto TCR Australia.

Arguably the king of starts this year has been Garry Rogers Motorsport Team Valvoline Peugeot driver Aaron Cameron, who has a very simple method.

“My start technique in the Peugeot is straight of the Peugeot manual,” he remarked.

Wall Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR driver Tony D’Alberto highlighted the importance of preparation before getting to his grid slot by making sure the tyres are warm to reduce wheelspin.

Lee Holdsworth describes the difficulties he’s had in starting his Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR this season and how the start procedure is different to anything he’s driven before.

Episode 1 – Passing

Episode 2 – Racecraft

Episode 3 – Is rubbin’ racing?

Episode 4 – Engineers talk set-up

Episode 5 – Drivers talk set-up