TCR star Aaron Cameron will represent Australia in the FIA Motorsport Games at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France in October.
Cameron, 22, will vie for the gold medal in the TCR competition, driving a Peugeot 308 TCR at the track that recently hosted the French Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The FIA Motorsport Games is the ‘Olympics for race cars,’ with some of the world’s best drivers coming together to compete in various disciplines of motorsport, including touring car racing, GT racing, rally, karting, drifting, Esports and more.
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Like the Olympic Games and other world championship events, the drivers compete for gold, silver and bronze medals.
Each car carries a patriotic colour scheme, with Cameron’s car set to feature the Australian flag on the bonnet and roof of his car.
“We all know that motorsport isn’t accepted or considered an Olympic event, but this is as close as it gets,” said team owner Garry Rogers.
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“We’ll have our homegrown product representing Australia and the GRM team, and that is very exciting for us. Who knows what will happen, but a good Prime Minister will give us all a national holiday when he wins the gold!”
Cameron is one of the stars of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series.
The Victorian has contested every TCR Australia race since its inception, finishing third in 2019 and second in 2021.
He currently sits eighth in this year’s tight series fight.
“Not very often in motorsport you get to fight for medals and I’m hoping to bring home the gold for Australia,” Cameron said.
“I’ve never been to the Paul Ricard Circuit before, but from the research I’ve done, the Peugeot should be well suited there. I’ll be doing some sim work prior so we can hit the ground running from the opening session.”
Other Australians confirmed to enter the competition include Stephen and Brenton Grove competing in a Porsche in the GT category.
The pair won the gold in the Pro-Am class at the inaugural FIA Motorsport Games in 2019.
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