Dylan O’Keeffe eager to return to the winner’s circle
Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series title contender Dylan O’Keeffe is keen to end his winless streak at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
Displaying his versatility, O’Keeffe sits second in both the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series and Paynter Dixon Porsche Carrera Cup approaching the concluding rounds of each.
“It’s very cool to be fighting for championships in two different categories,” O’Keeffe said.
“I’d like to be leading them both, but it’s good to be in contention off the back of our consistent performances throughout the season.
“I haven’t raced the TCR car since the end of May and I’ve done three Carrera Cup rounds since then, so I’ll need to get myself back into the TCR mindset, but it’s nothing I haven’t done before.”
Switching to the Peugeot 308 TCR has elevated O’Keeffe back into title contention just like during the inaugural season back in 2019 where he won twice at Queensland Raceway driving an Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR.
O’Keeffe is confident his Schaeffler GRM Peugeot is well suited to the circuit, but believes it will be still a tough weekend.
“Queensland is definitely a track with happy memories for me and I think it will suit the Peugeot,” he said.
“There are some bumps at some of the turn-in points and braking zones, which can unsettle the car.
“Also, because there are a few corners with big brake applications, brake temperature can be a big issue, so it’s something we’ll need to manage throughout the weekend.”
Although his season has been strong, there’s one thing missing – a victory. This is something O’Keeffe is eager to change.
“So far, our championship challenge has been built on consistency, but I haven’t won any races yet – that’s something I want to change,” emphasised O’Keeffe.
“We’re getting to the stage of the season where I need to put some wins on the board.”
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