Hamish Ribarits joins Melbourne Performance Centre at Phillip Island

Hamish Ribarits is going to drive one of team Melbourne Performance Centre’s three Audi RS 3 LMS race cars in the TCR Australia series round at Phillip Island this weekend.

“It is really exciting for me, a completely new avenue of racing,” said Ribarits.

The 19-year-old is currently heading the Super3 Supercars Series standings and finished as runner-up in the 2018 Australian Formula Ford Championship.

“I’ve never driven a front-wheel drive car before, so there’s a lot of learning to do, but it will be cool,” said Ribarits.

“From what I hear from other drivers, it’s difficult to get temperature into the rear tyres, but I’ll just look to learn and improve as the weekend goes on and gain experience in a completely different style of car. Having Garth Tander as a team-mate is going to be very beneficial for me. The amount of years that he has been racing, I’ll be able to pick up from him and use him as a benchmark.”

Melbourne Performance Centre is going to field four cars at Phillip Island, with Ribarits and Garth Tander in two of the Audis, Aaron Cameron in the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR, while the driver for the third Audi will be confirmed shortly according to the team.