Performance leading Toyota 86 competitor, Liam McAdam Motorsport, has locked in its first step of its 2019 plan with the expansion to a three car team.
In the 2018 T86RS the team delivered some exceptional results including four race wins, two poles and fastest laps across a number of rounds. These results were achieved through the combination of engineering developments, extensive testing and the application of the skills delivered by the highly experienced main driver, Liam McAdam.
Technical Director of team, Liam McAdam said “ the T86RS is one of the most competitive classes in the Australian racing scene and with all the cars being identical you need to ensure you have the optimum set up, a reliable car and couple this with finely honed driving skills.”
“Being recognised as a leading contender is the key to our expansion efforts and we are excited to be able to share our knowledge with our 2 new drivers” said McAdam.
In our 2019 line up the team has the highly talented 17 year old New Zealand driver, Jaden Ransley, the super experienced Queensland driver Richard Peasey and Liam McAdam will return to the series for his third year.
Jaden Ransley came second in the recently concluded New Zealand T86RS championship. Jaden has a karting and T86 background and at his initial test day he clearly demonstrated his skills. McAdam said that the two day test was a success and the team was delighted with how Jaden adapted to the specifics of the Australian configuration of the car, clocking some impressive and consistent times at the Phillip Island circuit.
Richard Peasey has an enviable depth of experience from karting through to Formula 3 and is looking to step up in 2019 to the front of the field. With a series highlight of fifth in Newcastle Peasey is looking to consolidate himself as a front pack contender. McAdam was delighted to oversee Richard’s pace at his debut at the Phillip Island circuit recently.
In our team we strive to bring excellence to everything we do and ensure the experience is rewarding, fun and super competitive. The team is clear that this expansion will be a big step but with the additional resources at hand and the engineering depth in the field we feel we are well equipped to take on the 2019 championship said McAdam.
After his first test session with the team Ransley was stoked with the team and how competitive it made him in such a short time. “The guys are really easy to work with and they know what they are doing. The engineering and coaching support I got was awesome and I got faster in every session. I am sure 2019 will be an exciting year for me and I hope to be at the pointy end of the field.”
Peasey was equally positive about the test session and was happy to post some very competitive times at his first hit out at the track. “This team has the talent to be winners and the proof is in their prior results. We will now have full support from the team and the ability to assist and push each other to better results. The combination of all the capabilities and resources we have at hand should place us in the best position to be super competitive”