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Track Tec Racing confirm Stan van Oord for Melbourne race

Track Tec Racing has confirmed entry for the Asia Pacific Cup race during the Melbourne F1 GP with driver Stan van Oord.

The Dutchman, who will drive an Audi RS 3 LMS, has got previous TCR experience, having raced an Audi for Bas Koeten Racing in the 2017 TCR Benelux and claimed the 2019 Supercar Challenge title behind the wheel of a Cupra TCR.

“TCR is a great series worldwide. This event in particular, because of the Max Verstappen effect there will be thousands of Dutch fans and for me it is a dream come through to compete here in Melbourne in what will be a very strong field,” said van Oord.

“The track will be new to everyone, so I will spend a lot of hours at the simulator to get familiar to the track. My goal is a top 10 finish, but a top five would be great!”

The New Zealand-based team will make its Australian debut during the Melbourne race and has announced plans for a potential second Audi entry, as well as further selected races in TCR Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re looking forward to getting our brand new Audi TCRs on track at Albert Park,” said team manager Carmen Doran.

“With the rescheduled start of the 2020 NZ TCR Series, it has meant that we can focus our efforts on the Australian calendar. It’s great to have Stan join us for the event. Stan’s TCR experience and results over the last three years in Europe mean he’ll be a strong asset for the team.”

Van Oord joins the following confirmed entries for the Asia Pacific Cup race:

Jason Bargwanna – Peugeot 308TCR – Garry Rogers Motorsport
James Moffat – Renault Megane TCR – Garry Rogers Motorsport
Jay Hanson – Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR – Ashley Seward Motorsport
Zac Soutar – Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR – Team Soutar Motorsport
Michael Clemente – Honda Civic Type-R FK8 TCR – Michael Clemente Motorsport Honda
Stan van Oord – Audi RS 3 LMS – Track Tec Racing