Track Tec Racing will field three Audi RS3 TCR cars in the inaugural TCR New Zealand Series, commencing in January 2020.
The team, based at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell, are all brand-new. The first car arrived at the race team last month, with another two cars on order through the Melbourne Performance Centre.
As well as the TCR NZ series, the team is in talks with drivers to run in the 2020 TCR Australia Series, including the exciting Albert Park event as part of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
Track Tec Racing has a sole focus on race cars preparation and running with state-of-the-art race car set-up equipment. Their focus on supporting drivers includes having a Virtual Reality simulator and driver coach.
The brand-new Audi LMS RS3 TCR cars are based on the road going Audi RS3 vehicle. The vehicle is powered by a 2.0 litre four cylinder engine producing 350hp and accelerates to 100km/h in about 4.5 seconds through its sequential gearbox. The Audi won the 2018 TCR Car of the Year award and has the highest safety rating of the TCR cars available, including a safety extraction hatch. Recent success by the MPC team at Queensland Raceway saw the Audi’s take out pole position, a race win and three other podium finishes across the TCR Australia Series weekend.
Track Tec Racing is offering ‘arrive and drive’ packages to suit those that want to take their touring car experience to the next level. Packages also available for those that are looking at purchasing their own car and need some support in either preparation or race weekends or both.
Driver announcements for the Track Tec Racing-run Audi TCR cars will be announced in due course.
About Track Tec Racing
– The team is run by Matt Waters & Carmen Doran.
– Matt has over 20 years of international mechanical Motorsport experience including running Formula 1, GP2, Indy Car, Formula E, Endurance Racing, NZ Toyota Racing Series plus many more all around the world. He moved to NZ in 2014.
– Carmen has grown up in NZ Motorsport starting in karting at a young age and also racing Formula Fords. She is a Mechanical Engineer with experience running NZ Endurance teams and NZ Toyota Racing Series. Carmen has worked and travelled extensively internationally, having lived in Europe and Asia before heading home to NZ.
– The TCR NZ Series Track Tec Racing crew includes engineers and mechanics with experience already running TCR cars in Australia and Asia which will be a huge advantage in the first year of the NZ Championship.
Manager, Track Tec Racing
“It is very exciting to add to the TCR Series cars to our racing program for 2019 and beyond,” said Matt Waters.
“We have watched the development of the category around the world, and once the TCR series was announced for New Zealand it was the logical option for our team.
“The Audi TCR cars a proven product worldwide, and the support from MPC is second to none, so we feel that we are in a great place to kick start our TCR journey.”