Liam McAdam has secured a deal to drive a Melbourne Performance Centre Audi RS 3 LMS in the final three rounds of the 2019 carsales TCR Australia Series.
After testing for the team at The Bend earlier this month, the 22-year-old Brisbane resident will drive the #4 Audi that Garth Tander, Jean-Karl Vernay and Aaron Seton drove in recent rounds.
Ahead of what he hopes will be a full season campaign in 2020, McAdam is looking forward to the first of his three rounds, starting at Winton this weekend. McAdam’s Audi will compete with the #97.
McAdam has competed in a variety of classes in Australia, including winning the Kumho Super3 Touring Car Series, selected events in Super2, as well as Formula Ford and the Toyota 86 Series.
Round 5 of the carsales TCR Australia Series will be held over a unique two-day meeting format, with practice, qualifying and Race 1 held on Saturday, followed by two races on Sunday.
All three races will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS, as well as livestream on the TCR Australia website.
Driver, #97 Melbourne Performance Centre Audi
“I’ve never raced a front wheel drive car before, so there will be a lot to learn and get my head around,” said Liam McAdam.
“The Bend test that I did was a great to get comfortable in the car and see what it is all about. My times there were really good, but I know that racing will be a whole new story.
“The Melbourne Performance Centre team has been outstanding, but its not an accident that I’ve ended up in one of these cars – My family and I have a strong affiliation with the Audi brand. We have connections to people within the business, and we all drive their products on the road, so I feel like it’s a great fit.”
Managing Director, Melbourne Performance Centre
“It’s great to have Liam join our team for the remaining rounds of the 2019 series,” said Troy Russell.
“We’ve had a few drivers come and go, and they’ve all been fast, but it will be great to have one driver locked in for the remaining races. Liam was really good in the test that we did at The Bend and we feel that he is going to fit into the team well.
“Winton is a circuit that should suit our cars. We’re looking forward to getting stuck into it.”