15 December 2023 |

99motorsport Announce Entry to TCR Australia

Marcus LaDelle’s 99motorsport are the newest team in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia paddock, today announcing their commitment to the 2024 season.

99motorsport have experienced a rapid development in recent years, growing from a single entry in RX8 Cup to a multi-car team in the Toyota 86 Series throughout 2023. LaDelle has acquired the 2021 TCR Australia series winning car from Melbourne Performance Centre, taking over the proverbial keys today as part of preparations for a Sandown debut.

The Audi RS 3 was driven by Chaz Mostert to the 2021 title, before Will Brown steered the car to a runner up finish in the 2022 series.

LaDelle plans to field two cars in the 2024 TCR Australia season, not ruling out having both cars on the grid for the season opening event at Sandown Raceway. LaDelle plans to maintain a team manager role on TCR weekends, leaving the driving seat open to prospective racers.

99motorsport will line up for their first round in TCR competition from February 9-11 at Sandown Raceway as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries.

“It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks,” said LaDelle.

“I was actually put on to TCR and the Category Manager Lisa Totani by her brother Matthew, who happens to be our videographer. So that was a pretty unique way to get introduced, and as it turns out TCR fits the bill perfectly for what we planned to run in 2024.

“99 started as a personal pursuit to run my own cars, but it’s now evolved with more of a developmental program through Formula RX8 and Toyota 86. TCR is the next step for those drivers, a great category that’s commercially viable and has great synergy with the market and manufacturer relevance.

“There’s a great opportunity to bring drivers in to TCR and then give them the platform to go race in Europe, and the World Tour running down here only amplifies that,” concluded LaDelle.