Rik Breukers to race in TCR Australia’s opening event
01 May 2019
Rik Breukers will drive an Audi RS 3 LMS for Melbourne Performance Centre in the opening round of the 2019 TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park this month.
The 20-year old Dutch driver has secured the one-off drive, giving the inaugural TCR Australia race a distinctly international feel.
Breukers currently drives for leading GT squad WRT, competing in an Audi R8 LMS in the Blancpain Endurance GT Championship. He recently won the Dubai 24 Hours and is also a two-time class winner of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Breukers has competed in numerous TCR events across the world, and two weeks ago won the 12H Spa-Francorchamps sharing a CUPRA with his father Ivo.
Due to clashing commitments, Breukers will not be available to test with the majority of the other TCR cars at Winton on May 6. MPC will still take the Audi to the test day for the 19-year old Aaron Cameron.
“I’m really looking forward to my first race in Australia,” said Rik Breukers. “It will be my first visit to the country and I’m very grateful and happy with the deal to compete with Melbourne Performance Centre in the Audi RS 3 TCR car. We will do our best to get a good result and to represent Audi in the best way possible.”
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