27 October 2022 |

Competitors ready to represent Australia at FIA Motorsport Games

Drivers from the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS will represent Team Australia this weekend at the second running of the FIA Motorsport Games in France.

Supercheap Auto TCR Australia race winner Aaron Cameron will face an incredibly tough field in the TCR category, while Stephen and Brenton Grove will share the duties in the GT Cup category, while a former local GT competitor Matt Campbell will contest GT Sprint.

All three disciplines will be contested at the famed Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet, Var, which is the same venue to currently host the French Grand Prix.

Cameron’s list of rivals is led by 2019 silver medallist, Team Belgium’s Gilles Magnus, while recently crowned TCR UK champion Chris Smiley, Dutch veteran Tom Coronel, rising Irish star Jack Young and Frenchman Teddy Clairet will provide back up an impressive field.

The Team Australia representative will drive a Team Clairet Sport Peugeot 308 TCR in the event, similar to his regular Garry Rogers Motorsport-prepared example he races with in the local series. In fact, Team France representative Clairet will race in Australia after the event at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst International, joining a five-strong GRM Peugeot attack on the Mountain.

The Groves will be in a similar position to Cameron as the pair will share a Porsche 991 GT3 R II similar to the model as previously used in their previous Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS campaigns.

The father-son team scored a bronze result at the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games in 2019, but will face new opponents from three years ago in the event reserved for Silver and Bronze ranked pairings.

These include Team Poland’s Karol Basz and Marcin Jedlinski sharing an Audi in addition to British GT champion Ian Loggie and Chris Froggatt representing Team UK are expected to be the main contenders.

GT Sprint is the domain for the professional drivers as Campbell will line up alongside some of the world’s best sportscar pilots including Dries Vanthoor, Mirko Bortolotti, Luca Stolz, Daniel Juncadella and Tristan Vautier.

All the action will be streamed through 7plus and on GTWorld’s Youtube channel this weekend, see below times of sessions


Friday, October 28

Practice 1 1:30am AEDT

Saturday, October 29

Practice 2 9:20pm AEDT

Qualifying 3:05am AEDT

Sunday, October 30

Qualifying Race 8:30pm AEDT

Main Race 11:30pm AEDT

GT Cup

Friday, October 28

Practice 1 5:00pm AEDT

Practice 2 8:35pm AEDT

Qualifying 12:10am AEDT

Qualifying Race 1 3:00am AEDT

Saturday, October 29

Qualifying Race 2 8:10pm AEDT

Main Race 11:15pm AEDT

GT Sprint

Sunday, October 30

Practice 1 5:30pm AEDT

Practice 2 7:20pm AEDT

Qualifying 9:40pm AEDT

Race 12:50pm AEDT