Aaron Cameron has signed with Garry Rogers Motorsport to race one of its Peugeot 308 TCR cars in the 2020 TCR Australia series, following a successful campaign in 2019.
Cameron, 20, was one of the standout performers in the 2019 TCR Australia series, when he raced a Volkswagen Golf GTi for Melbourne Performance Centre, ending the year third overall in the drivers’ standings.
Although he only secured his first win in the season-ending event at The Bend Motorsport Park, Cameron was consistent throughout the year, only failing to score in one race and notching up six podium finishes.
The youngster will race one of GRM’s new Peugeots in 2020, and he will also gain experience in the team’s fabrication department to develop his understanding of the behind-the-scenes activities of a race team.
Having been spotted by British Touring Car Championship driver Matt Neal, Cameron also took part in a test with UK-based Team Dynamics late last year in one of its Honda Civic Type-R BTCC machines.
“It’s great to be back in my second year of TCR and I’m really excited to join GRM,” said Cameron.
“They have a massive heritage in Australian motorsport and hopefully we can work together well and get this Peugeot up the front.
“Last year was great with Melbourne Performance Centre. They got me on the map and we enjoyed some good results – a race win in the last round at The Bend, plus third win the championship.
“This year with GRM, we are hoping to be back in the top three and we’ll see where the year takes us.
“It’s also really cool that I’ll have the chance to work with the team in the workshop during the week. There is so much more to racing cars than just sitting in the driver’s seat.
“I’m looking forward to all the things that I’ll learn with such a professional team.”
Garry Rogers, who has a reputation for bringing on promising young talents, welcomed Cameron to the team and is looking forward to working with him in the workshop as well.
“Aaron really showed great potential last year, and to come away third overall in such a competitive series showed us that he is the type of guy we want to work with,” said Rogers.
“He was also very open to being part of our workforce too, so it will be good to show him what an honest day of work is really like.
“But the first thing we need to do is get him a nick name, and as you know, when we give one, it sticks with you for a lifetime!”