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FAN-FOCUSSED RACE INNOVATIONS REVEALED AS FIRST CARS ARRIVE FOR TCR AUSTRALIA 🇹🇨

 

 

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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
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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 …

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

As the first batch of TCR Series cars arrive on Australian soil, category organisers have revealed a host of innovations aimed at boosting fan engagement and broadcast flow in the sporting regulations ahead of the Sydney Motorsport Park season opener in two weeks time.

Based on international TCR competitions, the race weekend format and procedures ensure race fans and free-to-air television audiences will enjoy back-to-back TCR action and minimal down time.

TCR Australia teams will have 30 minutes at the conclusion of Race 2 to before Race 3 starts on Sunday. Once the 10 minute Parc Ferme conditions have been lifted after Race 2, teams will have just 20 minutes allocated for repair time before the pit lane closes for the commencement of Race 3. In this period, the cars will remain at a 45 degree angle on the pit apron allowing fans and viewers to be closer to the action than ever before when repairs and adjustments are made to the cars ahead of the final race.

Teams will not need to refuel between Races 2 and 3, with cars having the capacity to complete both races on a single tank.

The round format for the inaugural TCR Australia Series will see teams hit the track for two 30-minute practice sessions on Friday, one 30-minute qualifying session and one 30-minute race on Saturday. Sunday’s races are also 30-minutes in length, using a progressive grid structure throughout.

Teams will have access to 10 new dry Michelin hard-compound slick tyres for each round. Cars will be required to be fitted with a full new set for qualifying, with a further two new tyres required for Races 1 and 2.

The first two races of the weekend will receive 40 points for victory, while Race 3 will carry further emphasis with 50 points on offer for the winner and larger hauls down the field. The fastest qualifier will also receive two championship points for their efforts, on top of the $1000 cash prize on offer for the Astrontech Pole Award.

TCR Australia will run under the same technical regulations and Balance of Performance (BOP) recognised for all TCR competitions worldwide. As per regulations, BOP will be assessed constantly and changes can occur from round to round. A host of data will be compiled with TCR Series data globally to calculate any BOP movements, if deemed necessary.

TCR Australia’s Sporting Regulations have been developed in conjunction with the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS).

Round 1 of the 2019 TCR Australia Series is the headlining act at the opening event of the Shannons Nationals, to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park on March 17-19.

The most recent batch of cars have arrived in Melbourne and Sydney, including two Volkswagen Golfs that were recently raced in Malaysia, two Subaru WRX STIs and two Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloces into Melbourne, as well as a Honda Civic that has arrived in Sydney.

The pair of Opel Astras and Renault Mégane RS TCR are expected to land in Melbourne in the coming days ahead of the Winton test on Monday.

All races will be broadcast live, free and in high definition on SBS, with a live stream available worldwide on the TCR Australia website.

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 …

 

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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.”

Watch Australian touring car history unfold in Sydney. Click above image to secure your tickets to the opening round of TCR Australia.

 

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6 May 2019

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HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT 🇰🇷 🇩🇪 ADJUST DRIVER LINE-UP FOR RALLY DE PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 WILL BE JOINED BY SÉBASTIEN LOEB 🇫🇷 FOR THE GRAVEL RALLY PORTUGUESE 🇵🇹

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Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a revised three-car line-up for Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC)
Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio will be joined by Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena for the gravel rally
The line-up reflects Hyundai Motorsport’s ambitions in an increasingly close and competitively fought manufacturers’ championship.

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May 21, 2019 – Hyundai Motorsport has revealed a change to its crew line-up for the forthcoming Rally de Portugal, round seven of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

Following a competitive performance at Rally Chile, Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena will take part in Portugal alongside the previously announced Thierry Neuville/Nicolas Gilsoul and Dani Sordo/Carlos del Barrio.

Loeb took third place in Chile, securing his first-ever podium in Hyundai Motorsport colours, and finishing as the highest placed Hyundai Motorsport crew. The result helped the team to retain its lead of the manufacturers’ championship after Neuville’s rally retirement.

Hyundai Motorsport holds a 29-point advantage in the title chase as the season approaches its halfway mark. The team has vowed to raise its game against tough opposition in another closely contested championship battle.

Andreas Mikkelsen and Anders Jæger-Amland will return to the i20 Coupe WRC for Rally Italia Sardegna next month.

Team Director Andrea Adamo said: “This decision was not taken lightly. We need to move forward as a team and make the most effective use of our versatile crew line-up. Sébastien and Daniel had a competitive event in Chile, and have found a good feeling in the car on gravel. We felt their contribution would allow us to increase our points-scoring potential in Portugal. We are trying hard to find a way to get Andreas’s confidence back and we are sure he will approach his next event, Sardinia, in the same way he was able to in Argentina. When you have a line-up like ours and look at the results from Chile, it’s necessary to react quickly.”

Sébastien Loeb said: “I had a great feeling with the Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC in Chile, which was shown by our podium finish. I am pleased to have the chance to build some important momentum by taking part in Rally de Portugal. This is an unexpected decision but I am feeling in a positive frame of mind and determined to get another strong result for the team.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mechanical issues hold back Kelly Racing TCR performance

Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (19 May, 2019) Unfortunately mechanical dramas hampered Kelly Racing’s final TCR Australia race for the weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. The team was able to improve the cars from yesterday and fix the gearbox issues that held up André Heimgartner and Molly Taylor’s Subarus. All four cars were able to complete Race Two with good pace.

In the final race André was able to get into second position in the #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX, however a suspension failure during a close battle with Dylan O’Keefe put the car off the track at the second to last corner and out of the race.

Chelsea Angelo went off the track at the same spot in her #37 Dare Iced Coffee Holden Astra due to a steering failure and also didn’t complete the final race.

Alex Rullo’s #62 Castrol Racing Astra had a good chassis balance and was quick in the corners, however it really struggled with straight-line grunt. Molly Taylor’s Castrol Subaru WRX also improved over the day, but suffered a puncture during the final race.

It’s still early days with these TCR cars and team is looking forward to improving them in the coming weeks and hitting the track at Philip Island for round two.

Kelly Racing Team quotes

André Heimgartner, #777 Kangan Institute Subaru WRX

“It was a bit unfortunate we managed to have some good tyre strategy and made some good places up in the races before and we were on for a good result in race three, we had a faster car than Dylan so I think we would have eventually got past but it wasn’t to be today.”

“We had a suspension failure at the second to last corner and that was that so disappointing to say the least after all of the gearbox drama we had to finally be able to get somewhere and then have this, it’s pretty annoying but we’ll regroup and see what we can improve for next round.”

Molly Taylor, #6 Castrol Racing Subaru WRX

“I felt like I made a lot of progress today in the two races, the pace was better than where we ended up so I just need to now work on my overtaking skills to make the most of that. We had that plan going into race two and unfortunately we got a puncture early on and a few issues with the front end that we need to look at once we get back to the workshop.”

“Overall though it was a great weekend, I really enjoyed it all. The team was fantastic to work with and so supportive of me. I just want to thank Nikki too who was my engineer, it was her first time solo engineering a car and she did a great job. Looking forward to the next race at Philip Island.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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