New Audi RS3 LMS TCR arrives in Australia
The highly anticipated latest-specification Audi RS3 LMS TCR has hit Australian shores in time to contest the opening round of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series at AWC Race Tasmania this weekend.
To be driven by category young gun Jay Hanson and prepared by Australian Audi agent Melbourne Performance Centre, the new RS3 LMS TCR will be the first to debut outside of TCR racing’s top level WTCR where the model won on three occasions during its maiden season.
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Hanson makes the switch from Alfa Romeo to Audi after finishing 17th in last year’s title.
Advantages of the new model include a significantly revised cooling concept, optimised aerodynamics, improved ergonomics and set-up abilities, while further development in safety.
Forming part of an expanded MPC attack on the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, Hanson’s new chassis will be joined by Will Brown’s LIQUI MOLY sponsored previous generation Audi last year driven to the title by Chaz Mostert.
Iain McDougall will join in the same model as Brown at Phillip Island.
Racing from Tasmania will be available to stream ad-free, live and on demand on Stan Sport, with live coverage also on the Nine Network.
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Troy Russell, Managing Director Melbourne Performance Centre
“It’s exciting to welcome the latest generation of Audi’s RS3 LMS TCR to our state of the art facility,” said Russell.
“Compared to the previous model that we’ve had success with previously, it features subtle tweaks making for an overall improved package.
“It’s awesome to be part of the first allocation of this model and we expect it to be a success just like the previous model.
“We’re excited to continue to represent Audi Sport in Australia once again and to welcome Jay on board for the season. He’s a good young driver and we’re looking forward to a strong campaign.”