Russell Ingall and Leanne Tander will get another TCR opportunity in Round 4 of the carsales TCR Australia Series at Queensland Raceway this weekend.
The pair will continue to drive for the Melbourne Performance Centre team, steering the same Audi RS 3s that they drove at The Bend Motorsport Park recently.
The drive marks Ingall’s second start in the TCR Australia Series after a successful debut in South Australia. Ingall finished with a pair of top 10 results and is keen to improve on his weekend best of sixth.
Leanne Tander will also drive the same, brand-new RS 3 that she drove at Phillip Island and The Bend.
The third Audi, driven to a race win by Garth Tander at The Bend, is entered for Queensland Raceway and the driver will be confirmed in due course.
Round 4 of the carsales TCR Australia Series at Queensland Raceway kicks off with two practice sessions on Friday (12pm and 3:13pm), followed by qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday and two 30 minutes races on Sunday.
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Driver, #100 Melbourne Performance Centre
“It’s fantastic to be back again. I really enjoyed my first TCR outing at The Bend. It was pretty challenging – learning, car, circuit and the lot, but by the end, I was starting get my eye in,” said Russell Ingall.
“Unfortunately, the event was over just as I was getting into it, so having a second stab at a track that I know really well is going to be awesome.
“I had all of the intentions of just enjoying the experience, but no matter how young or old you are, you want to be competitive, and I’m hoping a lot of our fan base will come out and get to meet us and see what TCR is all about.
“I’m really looking forward to it. Thanks to Melbourne Performance for putting this deal together and we’ll try and shake things up.”
Driver, #3 Melbourne Performance Centre
“Hopefully it’s third time lucky for me, because I feel that we’ve been close but my qualifying results have been sub-optimal,” said Leanne Tander.
“The Bend’s mixed weather caught me out in qualifying, but if I can qualifying in the top 10, I feel I have the race pace to stay there and move forward.
“Getting another chance to drive the Audi is really valuable. I’ve just been on round-by-round deals at the moment, which is OK as I want to get more seat time in preparation for, hopefully, a full-time deal for next year. These laps will only help.”