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SpeedSeries information | Jordan Cox returns to TCR Australia Collection with eye on World Remaining berth



After falling agonisingly in need of taking the title final 12 months, Jordan Cox has confirmed he’ll return to the TCR Australia Collection in 2023.

The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver will return for his third full season within the touring automobile class driving a Peugeot 308 as a part of the SpeedSeries program.

Cox was among the many front-runners to win the title in 2022 however stumbled on the closing hurdle when he crashed in qualifying for the season-finale at Mount Panorama.

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The Bathurst Worldwide proved to be a weekend to neglect as he fell from second within the standings to fourth.

Now, the 25-year-old is targeted on redeeming himself by successful the title.

“It’s unbelievable to be going into one other 12 months with the GRM staff, to have that consistency with the identical group of individuals is an enormous increase to start out the season,” stated Cox.

“We had a comparatively good season final 12 months, however simply once we thought we have been making inroads we might hit a snag of some type. 

“It was irritating however we all know transferring into 2023 that we’ve got all the pieces able to put collectively a really aggressive season.”

There’s further incentive this 12 months too with the 2 TCR World Tour spherical drawing among the world’s finest touring automobile drivers to Australia.

A type of can be on the season-ending Bathurst Worldwide with the opposite more likely to be at Sandown.

The TCR World Rankings have Cox presently positioned within the high finish, twenty fourth general. 

Ending up on the pointy finish will qualify him for the TCR World Rating closing, which is able to determine who’s the most effective TCR driver from across the globe.

“The World Rating is an attention-grabbing aspect, it is a fairly good system from what I’ve seen, and the World Remaining can be a type of carrot being dangled all year long for us to chase,” stated Cox.

“The rating goes hand in hand with efficiency nonetheless, so our solely focus can be to make sure we’re performing and preventing for the championship right here in Australia.

“The class is getting extra aggressive, we’re seeing extra aggressive setups and drivers pushing more durable as we’ve got all found out learn how to extract probably the most out of a reasonably distinctive race automobile. 

“It is going to be very attention-grabbing once we race alongside the worldwide drivers with the World Tour occasions.

“We have a bunch of actually expert folks all pushing arduous this 12 months so I am excited to get the 12 months underway, and I see no cause why we should not be up the sharp finish once more in 2023.”

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Cox is the third driver confirmed at Garry Rogers Motorsport after Cody Garland and Aaron Cameron.

The TCR Australia Collection season will get underway at Symmons Plains with Race Tasmania on February 24-26.

The touring vehicles can be supported by the Nationwide Trans Am Collection, S5000, Touring Automotive Masters, Tin Tops, and Hyundai Excels.

2023 SpeedSeries calendar (provisional):

Spherical 1: Race Tasmania, Symmons Plains – February 24-26

Spherical 2: Bathurst 6 Hour – April 7-9*

Spherical 3: Phillip Island – Could 12-14

Spherical 4: Winton Raceway – June September 11

Spherical 5: Sydney Motorsport Park – June 23-25

Spherical 6: Queensland Raceway – August 11-13

Spherical 7: Sandown Worldwide Raceway – September 8-10

Spherical 8: Bathurst Worldwide (TCR World Tour) – November 10-12

* – TCR Australia Collection not in attendance

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