Chaz Mostert to race in TCR Australia opener at Symmons Plains

Supercars race winner Chaz Mostert will take part in the season opener of the TCR Australia series later this month, racing an Audi RS3 LMS for Melbourne Performance Centre.

Mostert, the winner of the 2014 Bathurst 1000, took part in an official test session at Phillip Island earlier this week, where he was joined by 14 other TCR cars ahead of the season opener.

The Queenslander is a regular in the Supercars Championship with team Walkinshaw Andretti United, finishing fifth overall in last year’s drivers championship and claiming 13 victories since his début in 2013.

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Mostert will carry backing from adhesvies company Bostik for the event. The 28-year-old has also previously contested races in GTs in Australia, as well as testing a Hyundai i30 N TCR in 2018.

“It’s great to get back into a race seat and start the season nice and early down at Symmons Plains,” said Mostert.

“Melbourne Performance Centre have put this deal together for me, and it’s great that I will have the chance to get some early miles for 2021.

“TCR is a pretty cool series. Racing door to door is what all drivers want to be involved in. I’m excited to drive the Audi.

“At this stage, I’m locked in for the test at Phillip Island and the first round at Symmons Plains.

“We’ll see how the year pans out, but as a driver, you want to be in car, so excited to come down and get some laps and kick off the new year driving a new race car.”

Troy Russell, Director at Melbourne Performance Centre, is hoping that Mostert can also fight for victories in the Rs3, after Garth Tander was victorious with the team in 2019.

“I’m looking forward to TCR this year. After sitting on the sidelines for most of 2020, it will be great to get back to the track,” said Russell.

“It’s great to have Chaz on board with us. He is obviously a great driver and an excellent person to have around the team. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

“And of course, Chaz presents an excellent opportunity to get some strong results. We saw in 2019 with Garth that the Audi is capable to running at front, so we’re looking forward to see what Chaz can do in the pack.

“It’s also great to have Bostik on board for the test today and the opening TCR round too. Bostik has supported our Audi GT3 program and they are a strong partner to have.”

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