Thursday, May 16 08:00am
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Final driver confirmed for inaugural TCR Australia Series

The grid has been finalised for the opening round of the TCR Australia Series that begins this weekend.


Aaron Cameron will race for Melbourne Performance Centre in a Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR at round one. His entry takes the grid to 17 entries at Sydney Motorsport Park.


Cameron joins the series as the reigning Australian KZ2 Karting champion. Cameron has plenty of experience having raced in Formula Ford, the SuperUtes Series, and the Toyota 86 Racing Series.


He’s had success in endurance racing too, winning his class in the production-based Bathurst 6 Hour and has started the Bathurst 12 Hour with MARC Cars Australia.


Despite his relatively unknown status coming into the weekend, Cameron is arguably one of the most experiences in TCR racing having driven an Audi RS 3 LMS in the Creventic 24-hour endurance series in Spain and Dubai last year.


“It’s great to be confirmed for the first round of the TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park, and as it turns out I’m the last name to be confirmed to do it so I’m really looking forward to it,” Cameron said.


“I’ve driven the cars already at the test day and at a couple of 24 Hour races overseas, and I absolutely love the front-wheel drive aspect of these cars.


“I’m only 19-years-old but I have a fair bit of racing experience already. I’m the current KZ2 Karting national champion, and previously raced Super Utes and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, so a nice variety of cars I’ve driven before stepping into the TCR Australia Series.


“I’ve done two Creventic 24 Hour races with MARC Cars Australia at Barcelona and Dubai, and it was great to share the car with some skilled racers and learn off them. These cars were great to drive for 24 Hour races and I’m sure they’ll be awesome in the sprint format as well.


“My expectation for the weekend is to try and stay out of trouble, we don’t know what the racing is going to be like in a sprint format here, but if we can get into a top five or a podium position by the end of the weekend that would be great.”