Will Brown will continue to race in TCR Australia this year, with the 2019 champion moving on to a latest-specification Audi RS3 LMS TCR with the Melbourne Performance team.
Brown, who won the inaugural TCR Australia title when he raced a Hyundai, returned to TCR Australia last year in a first-generation Audi.
Despite the age of his steed, Brown emerged as eventual champion Tony D’Alberto’s closest rival, and missed out on a second title by just nine points.
Having stood on the podium six times – including with a first win of the season in the final race at Bathurst – Brown is looking forward to challenging for the title again in 2023, his third season of TCR racing.
Continuing to race with Melbounre Performance Centre, Brown will race the car previously campaigned by Jay Hanson last year.
“It’s awesome to partner with Liqui Moly and MPC in a brand new Audi RS3 LMS TCR,” said Brown.
“To have the new-specification Audi this year and be ready to hit the track with Liqui Moly is just awesome, I’m just ready to get into it.
“Obviously last year was pretty disappointing to come second and nearly win the title in that awesome last race at Bathurst. I’m just excited to get back out there in the new car and we’re trying to win the title, which is why I am here.
“It’s great that the series winner from last year, Tony D’Alberto is back in 2023 alongside many of the other contenders, so I’m sure there will be lots of tough racing again.
“It just adds to all the racing that I’m doing, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Troy Russell, Director at Melbourne Performance Centre, added:
“It is fantastic to welcome Liqui Moly and Will Brown back to our team for the 2023 TCR Australia Series,” said Russell.
“Will jumps into the car that Jay Hanson drove last year, who for a rookie proved very fast.
“We only expect that a driver of Will’s calibre will be just as fast and provide our team with a great chance of putting him right up the front.
“Liqui Moly has been a loyal supporter of our team over the years and it’s exciting for us to continue that journey.”