Photo: TCR Australia

Aaron Cameron retains Garry Rogers Motorsport seat

Aaron Cameron has retained his seat at Garry Rogers Motorsport and will drive a Peugeot 308TCR in the 2023 TCR Australia series season, running a full S5000 Australian programme alongside.

“I’m really looking forward to my first full season of doing the double,” said Cameron.

“I’ve done double duty in the past but never for a full season, so there’s probably a bit more pressure this time around to ensure I am performing at the top of my game in both categories. TCR have a new tyre compound that I’ll need to get used to over the first couple of rounds, and then S5000 are introducing a new compound from round three so I’ll then need to focus pretty heavily on that.”

The Australian driver joined the inaugural TCR Australia season in 2019, driving a Volkswagen for Melbourne Performance Centre to finish third overall, and joined Garry Rogers Motorsport for 2021, finishing second overall.

Last year saw Cameron finishing eighth for the team behind the wheel of his Peugeot.

“The toughest part of this year will be the start with the first few rounds for both categories at the same event, but then fortunately the S5000 calendar splits away to some other events. I did the double duty last year at a couple places and it’s a big challenge. To go from a 350hp front wheel drive TCR to a big V8 wings and slicks open-wheeler is a monumental shift,” said Cameron.

“You sort of need to pick a category that you want to put the most focus into on that weekend, and then just do the best you can in the other one. But I feel I can perform at the front in both.

“The new World Ranking for TCR is a cool incentive for the end of the year if you can finish near the top and then maybe go on to the World Final. It won’t be a focus during the year, it’s based off results so we’ll just do the best we can as always and see where it places us by the end.

“I’m really excited to be continuing my partnership with Valvoline and Bushranger for 2023. I’m aiming to deliver at least one championship for them this year but two would be the ultimate achievement.”