Touring Car veteran Russell Ingall joins TCR Australia
09 July 2019
Australian touring car legend Russell Ingall will get his maiden chance in TCR Australia at The Bend Motorsport Park this weekend. The former Supercars champion and two-time Bathurst 1000 winner will drive an Audi RS 3 LMS. It will mark the veteran 55 year-old’s first-ever race in a TCR car.
Ingall grew up in South Australia where he started his path to racing success in the 1980s in karts. An illustrious career in motorsport followed, including winning the Formula Ford Championships both home and abroad, as well as other international open wheel competition. He returned to Australia in the mid-1990s, racing in the Supercars Championship and winning just about every major race worth mentioning.
To kick start the weekend, Ingall will get an early taste of his Audi at Mallala Motorsport Park. “I’ve spoken about TCR a lot, so it’s great to finally get to a chance to see exactly what all the hype is about,” said Ingall. “Paul Morris and I have been discussing TCR for quite some time on our online show. Morris was at the last round at Phillip Island, and he was very complimentary. He believed that it was more exciting live than on TV. I thought my first experience would be on the sidelines, but I’m throwing myself into the deep end a bit. I’ve never sat in one of the cars, and I’ve never raced at The Bend, but I guess it’s no different to other new categories that I’ve been doing all through my career. I haven’t raced competitively since the end of last year, but it’s funny how quickly you get back into race mode. I’ve been watching videos of TCR from here and overseas, and it is really some of the best racing. It’s phenomenal how good the racing looks and how close the competition is, so it’s great to be part of it.”
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