James Moffat will drive a Renault Mégane RS car in the inaugural TCR Australia Series with Garry Rogers Motorsport. The 34-year-old Victorian joins New Zealander Chris Pither, making for one of the fastest and most experienced team pairings in the field.
Moffat, the son of legendary Touring Car driver Allan, is a highly accomplished driver in his own right, having competed as a full-time Supercars driver from 2011 to 2017. He has driven for a range of teams including Dick Johnson Racing, Nissan Motorsport and, most recently, GRM.
His career highlights include two Supercars victories, one with Nissan in 2013 and one with Tickford Racing at last year’s Gold Coast race. He also finished second in the Bathurst 1000 in 2014 alongside Taz Douglas.
“The TCR Series has been something I’ve been keeping a close eye on and I’m really pleased to have got the deal across the line to race the Renault with Garry Rogers Motorsport,” said Moffat. “I was involved in the TCR launch at Sydney. I had the chance to sample one of the cars on that day and was impressed by what I saw and what I felt. It’s a category that is clearly growing world wide and I’m confident that it has some great potential in our local market. Naturally, it’s exciting to be involved in the first season of the new series, and to be driving one the of Renaults is going to be good fun. In terms of results, I’m keeping an open mind, but working with a team that has plenty of experience should play into our hands. We’ll all be learning on the run, but I’ve got a good experienced team-mate in Chris Pither, so between the two of us and the team, we should be competitive and fighting at the front of the field.”
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