Aaron Cameron confident after Peugeot shakedown
Garry Rogers Motorsport driver Aaron Cameron emerged from his freshly repaired Peugeot 308 TCR full of confidence after a shakedown at Winton last week.
The best of all GRM drivers in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia standings in fifth, Cameron crashed out of the final race at Sydney Motorsport Park, which followed a standout performance at Bathurst where he challenged series leader Chaz Mostert in each race.
Before returning to the Mountain at the end of this month, GRM completed a shakedown with its seven Supercheap Auto TCR Australia entries providing the first opportunity for Cameron to drive the Peugeot after its repairs were completed.
“It was good to be back at the track, to feel what makes a TCR car tick again and cut a few laps, ahead of Bathurst,” said Cameron.
“The day was not so much about making set-up changes, but was focusing reacquainting and familiarisation with the car.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a TCR car and it’s been nice to get back into it to relearn how to drive these cars again to be fast. When we get to Bathurst, we want to be hitting the ground running, while everyone is still figuring out how to drive the cars again.
“It’s fantastic, it looks brand new. That’s what I expect from GRM because that is what they do.
“I had no doubt today that there’d be no issues and there hasn’t been so it was a nice cruisy day.”
Unable to overhaul series leader Chaz Mostert’s margin at the TCR Bathurst 400, Cameron’s has nothing to lose and is aiming to add to Peugeot’s win tally.
We had a good run at Bathurst last time there, Sydney didn’t go right for us at all, with the crash making things much worse so I’m not really thinking about points at the Mountain,” he reflected.
“I’ll be going out there to collect trophies because we love trophies at GRM.”
In an interrupted maiden campaign with Peugeot in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, the 308 TCR has demonstrated potential and Cameron is eager to unlock more of this to finish on a high.
“We’ve learnt a lot this year about the Peugeot,” he said.
“Not as much as we could have due to COVID getting in the way but we’ve got five days at Bathurst to get it right.”