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Sábado, 04 Maio 2019 07:17 | Actualizado em Quarta, 20 Outubro 2021 14:40

Fan-focussed race innovations revealed as first cars arrive for TCR Australia

  • 2019 TCR Australia Series Sporting Regulations released
  • Unique pit lane procedures to add spice to TCR Australia Series
  • Race distance, tyre allocation, points structure and BOP explained
  • First batch of cars arrive on Australian soil


Audi GT driver Rik Breukers will drive the Audi RS 3 TCR car for Melbourne Performance Centre in the opening round of the 2019 TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this month.

The 20 year old Dutch driver has secured the one-off drive, giving the inaugural TCR Australia race a distinctly international feel.

Breukers currently drives for leading GT squad WRT, competing in an Audi R8 LMS in the Blancpain Endurance GT Championship.

He recently won the Dubai 24 Hours and is also a two-time class winner of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.

Breukers has competed in numerous TCR events across the world, giving him a great head start compared to many of the ‘TCR rookies’ that he will face at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The deal for Breukers to compete at Sydney Motorsport Park has been brokered by Ryan McLeod, owner of MARC Cars Australia and a keen advocate of TCR racing.

Due to clashing commitments, Breukers will not be available to test with the majority of the other TCR cars at Winton on May 6. MPC will still take the Audi to the test day with another MARC Cars driver taking the driving duties, 19 year old Victorian Aaron Cameron.

Every TCR Australia race across the seven rounds will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS.

Tickets for the opening event at Sydney Motorsport Park are now on sale via the Shannons Nationals website. CLICK HERE to secure your tickets and see touring car history being made …

Six TCR Series cars have arrived in Melbourne. Click on image for more high-resolution image options.

Liam Curkpatrick
Category Manager, TCR Australia

“Putting the 2019 TCR Australia Series Sporting Regulations together has been a joint effort between Series Management and CAMS. There was a lot of effort put into creating an exciting format for teams to compete under and for fans to watch,” said Liam Curkpatrick.

“One of the unique parts of the round formats is the short time in between Races 2 and 3. Cars must stay in pit lane in between these races with crew only being able to work on the cars for a short window before pit exit opens for Race 3. 

“This brings the teams into the forefront and in public view getting the cars turned around in time. It adds another element to the show and is something very different to what we are used to. I’m confident that the fans will find this very exciting.  

“From the outset it was important that we make the racing entertaining for the teams, the fans at the track and those watching the live SBS TV broadcast. We are pleased with what has been put together and look forward to getting the series started in Sydney in two weeks.”

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