Tweedie confirms Carrera Cup switch
Tom Tweedie has confirmed that he will move from the V8 Supercars Development Series to the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup this season.
As previously reported by Speedcafe.com, Tweedie will join Formula Ford graduate Nick Foster in a two-car Team BRM outfit.
Foster will race with the backing of financial services firm Money Choice, while Tweedie’s sponsorship line-up is yet to be confirmed.
Tweedie has tested with BRM in recent weeks at both Winton and Mallala, and says he’s looking forward to the opening round on the streets of Adelaide next month.
“It look like it’s going to be an exciting year,” said Tweedie.
“The great thing about Porsche is that it’s a totally even category, all the cars are the same, and it just comes down to the driver.
“I obviously want to be up there with the Pro (Class) guys,” he added of his expectations.
“I’ve watched guys who I’ve raced against like Ben Barker in F3 and saw how he went last year, which was really good.
“But I’m up against some tough competition so I’m not going in with any expectations, but I do want to get some good results.
“Last year I struggled a little bit, and this year I really want to get my name back up the front and show these guys that I can run at the front.”
The 2012 season will also see Team BRM campaign a pair of Mygale SJ12 chassis in the Australian Formula Ford Championship for Tom Goess and Simon Hodge.
In addition, the South Australian squad will continue its strong presence in the Formula 3 Australian Drivers’ Championship, with Jordan Skinner and John Magro to drive a pair of Dallara F307 chassis. It is expected that the team will also campaign a Mygale for its owner Jon Mills.
See below for Team BRM’s video on Tweedie’s new deal