Tander returns to TCR field for Bathurst
Wednesday 24th March, 2021 - 3:30pm
Garth Tander will be part of a 22-car field for Round 3 of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series at Easter’s Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour event.
While he is returning to the Melbourne Performance Centre stable, there is still room in the squad for series leader Chaz Mostert, who has been named in the #25 Audi after doubts about his ongoing presence on the grid.
Tander made a handful of starts in the inaugural, 2019 season, winning a race at The Bend, but has not been in the TCR field since the Asia Pacific Cup round at last year’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
The four-time Bathurst 1000 winner will drive the same Audi RS 3 LMS that he put on pole at Albert Park just over 12 months ago, but never got to race on that occasion due to the event being abandoned.
Privateer Liam McAdam has also been confirmed for the series’ first round at Mount Panorama, after showing off a new look for his own Audi earlier this month.
There will be an extra Hyundai on the grid, too, with HMO Customer Racing running a third i30 N, for Carrera Cup regular Duvashen Padayachee.
Mostert holds a 15-point series lead over team-mate Luke King after two rounds so far in 2021, with Lee Holdsworth (Ashley Seward Motorsport Alfa Romeo) another 10 points further back.
Entry list: Round 3, Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit
|2||MPC Moutai Racing||Luke King||Audi||RS 3||1984|
|5||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Jordan Cox||Alfa Romeo||Giulietta Veloce||1750|
|7||Valvoline Racing GRM||Michael Caruso||Alfa Romeo||Giulietta Veloce||1750|
|9||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Jay Hanson||Alfa Romeo||Giulietta Veloce||1750|
|10||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Lee Holdsworth||Alfa Romeo||Giulietta Veloce||1750|
|11||HMO Customer Racing||Nathan Morcom||Hyundai||I30N||1999|
|15||Michael Clemente Motorsport||Michael Clemente||Honda||Civic Type R||1998|
|17||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Jason Bargwanna||Peugeot||308 TCR||1600|
|18||Team Valvoline GRM||Aaron Cameron||Peugeot||308 TCR||1600|
|24||Mobil 1 Wall Racing||John Martin||Honda||Civic Type R||1998|
|25||MPC Bostik Racing||Chaz Mostert||Audi||RS 3||1984|
|30||HMO Customer Racing||Josh Buchan||Hyundai||I30N||1999|
|33||Lowbake Racing GRM||Dylan O’Keeffe||Renault||Megane RS||1800|
|34||LMCT+ Racing GRM||James Moffat||Renault||Megane RS||1800|
|37||MPC Astrontech Racing||Chelsea Angelo||Volkswagen||Golf GTI||1984|
|50||Honda Wall Racing||Tony D’Alberto||Honda||Civic Type R||1998|
|71||Burson Auto Parts Racing||Ben Bargwanna||Peugeot||308 TCR||1600|
|75||Melbourne Performance Centre||Garth Tander||Audi||RS 3||1984|
|97||LM Motorsport||Liam McAdam||Audi||RS 3||1984|
|110||Team Soutar||Zac Soutar||Honda||Civic Type R||1998|
|130||HMO Customer Racing||Duvashen Padayachee||Hyundai||i30N||1999|
|333||Tilton Racing||Brad Shiels||Hyundai||I30N||1999|