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TCR cars arrive in Australia 

Tom Howard

Tuesday 30th April, 2019 - 6:18pm

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Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Alfa Romeos and Kelly Racing’s Subarus are awaiting release from customs

A batch of nine TCR touring cars have arrived in the country as preparations build for the inaugural TCR Australia Series. 

The cars are currently in the hands of customs in Melbourne before being released to their respective teams on Wednesday.

Kelly Racing’s two Opel Astras and pair of Subaru WRX STi TCR machines are amongst the cargo which also includes Garry Rogers Motorsport’s fleet of Alfa Romeo Giuliettas (2) and Renault Meganes (2).

The second Wall Racing Honda Civic TCR completes the batch.

Teams are set to hit the track for a test day at Winton next Monday which will also act as a shakedown.

“It’s great to see that the cars have arrived in Australia safe and sound,” said Matt Braid, director of TCR Australia promoters the Australian Racing Group.

“The team at Gibson Freight has, as always, done an outstanding job getting the cars from Europe over here and now some of the teams can look forward to receiving their machinery.

“The test at Winton is an important day for all of them, as most of the teams have never seen the cars before. 

“We’re looking forward to watching a big day unfold at Winton ahead of an historic opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park.”

Speedcafe.com understands that a further two more driver announcements are likely this week. 

A grid of at least 15 cars is expected for the TCR Australia opener at Sydney Motorsport Park from May 17-19.  

Entry list: Round 1, Sydney Motorsport Park

Team Make Driver
Melbourne Performance Centre Audi TBA
Melbourne Performance Centre Volkswagen TBA
Wall Racing Honda Tony D’Alberto
Wall Racing Honda John Martin
HMO Customer Racing Hyundai Nathan Morcom
HMO Customer Racing Hyundai Will Brown
Team Tradie Volkswagen Jason Bright
Team Tradie Volkswagen TBA
Garth Walden Racing Australia Hyundai TBA
Garth Walden Racing Australia Hyundai TBA
Garry Rogers Motorsport Alfa Romeo Jimmy Vernon
Garry Rogers Motorsport Alfa Romeo TBA
Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault Chris Pither
Garry Rogers Motorsport Renault James Moffat
Kelly Racing Subaru TBA
Kelly Racing Subaru TBA
Kelly Racing Opel TBA
Kelly Racing Opel TBA

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