18-year-old teenager Lachlan Mineeff has signed up to compete in this year’s TCR Australia series, where he will race a Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR previously campaigned by Alexandra Whitley.
Mineeff, from New South Wales, has purchased the Golf to compete in the final five events of the season, having missed the season opener at Symmons Plains Raceway in January.
The teenager previously competed in the Australian Formula Ford championship, where he finished fifth overall in 2019 and 2020, winning multiple times in his maiden season.
Melbourne Performance Centre will offer Mineeff’s private team technical and logistical support at the next event at Phillip Island next weekend, before his team runs the car completely for events thereafter.
“I’ve been looking to go TCR racing since it first come to Australia in 2019, and I can’t wait to get to Phillip Island,” said Mineeff.
“I was there at the first TCR event at Sydney Motorsport Park, and from there I’ve been working on ways to get into the class.
“I’m stoked that we’ve finally pieced it all together. The reason I chose to go with the Volkswagen is because it is a very competitive car as it was proved by Aaron Cameron and Jason Bright.
“TCR is a relevant platform for both manufacturers and sponsors. Coming out of Formula Ford and Production Car racing, it is the next step up the ladder and the best value for money category.
“It made the most sense.”