Ingall cuts first TCR laps

Andrew van Leeuwen

The 2005 Supercars champion spent four sessions behind the wheel of the Melbourne Performance Centre-run Audi at Mallala today, preparing for this weekend's third round of the series at The Bend.

While impressed by the balance of the car, the 55-year-old admitted that between his lack of familiarity with the hardware and having never driven at the circuit before, he's expecting the weekend to come with its challenges.

“The TCR car was everything I thought it would be,” said Ingall.

“It’s got a very good balance, the car’s power-to-grip ratio is very good and the package gives you a lot of confidence behind the wheel.

“In other categories of cars I have driven in you have the luxury of a lot of horsepower to bail you out of trouble.

Russell Ingall, Melbourne Performance Centre Audi

Russell Ingall, Melbourne Performance Centre Audi TCR Australia

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