2019 TCR Australia Touring Car Series

2019 TCR Australia Touring Car Series
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Shannons Nationals
Will Brown is the TCR Australia Champion.

The 2019 TCR Australia Touring Car Series season is the first season of the TCR Australia Touring Car Series. The series is run as part of the Shannons Nationals series.[1]

Race calendarEdit

The calendar was announced in November 2018 with seven confirmed dates.[2] All rounds will be held in Australia.

Round Circuit Location Date
1   Sydney Motorsport Park Eastern Creek, New South Wales 17–19 May
2   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 6–9 June
3   The Bend Motorsport Park Tailem Bend, South Australia 12–14 July
4   Queensland Raceway Ipswich, Queensland 2–4 August
5   Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 31 August–1 September
6   Sandown Raceway Springvale, Victoria 20–22 September
7   The Bend Motorsport Park Tailem Bend, South Australia 15–17 November

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers are under contract to compete in the 2019 championship:

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
  Melbourne Performance Centre[3] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[4][5] 2   Aaron Cameron[4] All
8   Jason Bright[5] 6-7
35   Alexandra Whitley[5] 6-7
Audi RS 3 LMS TCR[3][6] 3   Leanne Tander[7] 2–5
  Garth Tander 6
  Iain McDougall[8] 7
4   Garth Tander[9][10] 2–3
  Jean-Karl Vernay[11][a] 4
  Aaron Seton[12][a] 4
22   Rik Breukers[3] 1
  Hamish Ribarits[13] 2
97   Liam McAdam 5–7
100   Russell Ingall[14] 3–7
  Kelly Racing[15] Subaru WRX STI TCR[15] 6   Molly Taylor[16] 1–4
37   Bryce Fullwood 5
777   Andre Heimgartner[17] 1–3
Holden Astra TCR[15][18] 37   Chelsea Angelo[19] 1–3
62   Alex Rullo[20] 1–4
  Hamish Ribarits 5
  Bryce Fullwood 6
  Chelsea Angelo[21] 7
777   Andre Heimgartner[17] 4–7
  Garry Rogers Motorsport[22] Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR[22] 7   Jimmy Vernon[23] 1–3
  Jordan Cox[24] 4–7
Renault Mégane R.S TCR[25][26] 33   Chris Pither[27] All
34   James Moffat[28] All
  Matt Stone Racing[29] Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR[30] 8   Jason Bright[30] 1–5
35   Alexandra Whitley[29] 1–5
  Ashley Seward Motorsport[31] Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR[22] 9   Dylan O'Keeffe[32] All
10   James Allen[33] 7
  HMO Customer Racing[34] Hyundai i30 N TCR[34] 11   Nathan Morcom[35] All
30   Will Brown[36] All
  Milldun Motorsport[37] Subaru WRX STI TCR[37] 19   Mat Simmons[38] 7
27   Barton Mawer[38] 7
  Wall Racing[39] Honda Civic Type R TCR (FK8)[40][41] 24   John Martin[42] All
38   Jordan Cox[43][44] 3
  Jordan Michels[24] 4
  Tim Brook 5
  Néstor Girolami[45] 6
50   Tony D'Alberto[46] All
  Garth Walden Racing Australia[47] Hyundai i30 N TCR[48] 29   Michael Almond[49] 1
  Team Garage1[50] CUPRA León TCR[50] 64   Tim Brook[50] 7
  DG Sport Compétition Peugeot 308 TCR[51] 308   Aurélien Comte[51] 7

Results and standingsEdit

 
The start of Race 3 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Race resultsEdit

Rnd. Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1   Sydney Motorsport Park 18 May   Tony D'Alberto   Jason Bright   Jason Bright   Matt Stone Racing
R2 19 May   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
R3   Nathan Morcom   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
2 R1   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 8 June   Dylan O'Keeffe   Will Brown   Dylan O'Keeffe   Ashley Seward Motorsport
R2 9 June   Dylan O'Keeffe   Dylan O'Keeffe   Ashley Seward Motorsport
R3   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
3 R1   The Bend Motorsport Park 13 July   James Moffat   Dylan O'Keeffe   Garth Tander   Melbourne Performance Centre
R2 14 July   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
R3   Tony D'Alberto   John Martin   Wall Racing
4 R1   Queensland Raceway 3 August   Jean-Karl Vernay   Jean-Karl Vernay   Jean-Karl Vernay   Melbourne Performance Centre
R2 4 August   Russell Ingall   Dylan O'Keeffe   Ashley Seward Motorsport
R3   Will Brown   Dylan O'Keeffe   Ashley Seward Motorsport
5 R1   Winton Motor Raceway 31 August   Will Brown   Will Brown   Jason Bright   Matt Stone Racing
R2 1 September   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
R3   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
6 R1   Sandown Raceway 21 September   Néstor Girolami   Liam McAdam   Néstor Girolami   Wall Racing
R2 22 September   Néstor Girolami   Néstor Girolami   Wall Racing
R3   Jordan Cox   Néstor Girolami   Wall Racing
7 R1   The Bend Motorsport Park 16 November   Dylan O'Keeffe   Will Brown   Will Brown   HMO Customer Racing
R2 17 November   Aaron Cameron   Aaron Cameron   Melbourne Performance Centre
R3   Nathan Morcom   Nathan Morcom   HMO Customer Racing
Points system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th   18th   19th   20th   DNF 
Race 1 & 2 40 36 32 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 0
Race 3 50 46 42 38 36 31 29 27 25 23 19 18 17 16 15 12 11 10 9 8 0
  • Two (2) points will be awarded for obtaining Pole Position in qualifying.

Drivers' standingsEdit

Pos. Driver SYD
 
PHI
 
BEN
 
QLD
 
WIN
 
SAN
 
BEN
 
Pen. Points
1   Will Brown 3 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 5 16 10 8 2 1 1 2 7 7 1 2 3 743
2   Tony D'Alberto 2 3 6 4 15 15 13 9 7 4 4 3 6 7 5 15 4 3 3 5 5 567
3   Aaron Cameron 7 10 4 12 7 3 12 Ret 13 6 3 5 5 3 2 9 5 6 2 1 10 553
4   Nathan Morcom 9 8 11 Ret 4 2 4 7 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 10 14 10 Ret 6 1 510
5   Dylan O'Keeffe 4 2 2 1 1 Ret Ret 11 11 2 1 1 3 15 8 8 8 11 DNS Ret DNS 483
6   James Moffat Ret 12 5 3 10 5 7 3 3 9 8 15 Ret 12 13 7 3 9 9 4 Ret 440
7   Jason Bright 1 4 7 Ret Ret 8 Ret 11 9 13 13 10 1 2 12 Ret 6 4 7 7 7 20 419
8   John Martin 6 6 Ret 13 14 Ret 3 4 1 15 7 6 14 8 6 5 Ret DNS 6 11 6 397
9   Russell Ingall 9 6 6 3 2 2 8 5 3 12 Ret DNS 8 9 Ret 326
10   Garth Tander 10 Ret 4 1 2 2 4 2 2 286
11   Jordan Cox 6 5 4 5 5 7 Ret 9 Ret 3 13 Ret 5 3 Ret 10 281
12   Chris Pither 8 Ret 8 7 6 7 5 Ret DNS DNS 16 DNS Ret Ret DNS 11 11 DNS 4 8 2 280
13   Andre Heimgartner 10 5 Ret 9 Ret 6 Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 7 6 7 Ret 12 8 13 10 4 272
14   Leanne Tander 8 13 10 11 8 10 12 9 9 12 11 9 220
15   Alexandra Whitley 13 16 10 11 9 Ret 10 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 13 14 14 14 Ret Ret 11 13 11 220
16   Alex Rullo 11 13 9 6 5 12 8 Ret 12 8 11 13 209
17   Néstor Girolami 1 1 1 132
18   Hamish Ribarits 5 3 9 Ret 13 10 118
19   Molly Taylor 14 15 12 Ret 11 13 15 Ret DNS 14 15 Ret 11 Ret Ret 116
20   Liam McAdam 10 10 15 6 10 12 Ret DNS DNS 105
21   Tim Brook 9 16 11 Ret 16 9 80
22   Jimmy Vernon 16 9 Ret Ret 8 11 14 Ret DNS 77
23   Bryce Fullwood 15 Ret Ret 13 9 5 76
24   Michael Almond 15 7 3 74
25   Chelsea Angelo 12 14 Ret Ret 12 14 Ret 12 Ret DNS DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 10 56
26   Jordan Michels 11 12 12 46
27   Iain McDougall 10 15 12 44
28   Jean-Karl Vernay 1 WD WD 42
29   Rik Breukers 5 11 Ret 40
30   Aurélien Comte DNS 14 8 38
31   Matthew Simmons 12 17 13 38
32   James Allen Ret 12 14 29
33   Barton Mawer Ret 18 15 22
34   Aaron Seton 14 11 0
Pos. Driver SYD
 
PHI
 
BEN
 
QLD
 
WIN
 
SAN
 
BEN
 
Pen. Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap


NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jean-Karl Vernay was entered into the Queensland Raceway round and contested the first race, but was unable to take part in the second and third races due to illness. Aaron Seton was entered in his place for the remainder of the round.[12]

ReferencesEdit

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