French hot hatch joins the ranks of new motorsport championship Down Under to compete with an array of other manufacturers.
There's a new entrant to the TCR Australia Series, the Renault Megane RS TCR. A pair of the hatch-based race cars will be debuting at the opening event of the series on May 17.
Entered and prepared by Garry Rogers Motorsport, the Renaults join several other manufacturers already entered in the TCR championship Down Under – including Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Honda and Alfa Romeo.
Garry Rogers Motorsport is also responsible for the two Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce TCR vehicles already entered in the series.
This will be the second championship where the Megane RS TCR is entered, having already been entered in TCR Europe, Germany and the UK.
"We had a look at what vehicles were available and see what would suit us. We purchased two Alfas and we’ve now purchased two Renault Mégane as well," said Garry Rogers, owner of Garry Rogers Motorsport.
"We see this category as the growth phase of motorsport in Australia. We love our V8s, we love what we do, but there’s certainly room for this category in the motorsport landscape."
"For us, the Renault Mégane is a great vehicle of choice. It’s a trendy car, and the results that we’ve seen so far in testing is that it is fast and it is very competitive."
Garry Rogers Motorsport will announce the drivers of the Renault entries in the coming weeks ahead of the first race.
The opening round of the Australia Series will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park from May 17-19.