SUPERCAR STAR ON HIS WAY
Cam McConville to drive at Geelong Revival
Renault Australia will be participating in this month’s Revival Geelong Motoring festival, bringing a Megane Trophy V6 out of retirement and putting V8 Supercar driver Cameron McConville behind the wheel.
In encouraging fans to get along to the November 25-27 event, Renault Australia managing director Justin Hocevar said company couldn’t wait to see race down Geelong foreshore.
“Renault is thrilled to share the Megane Trophy V6 with motorsport fans at this year’s Geelong Revival,” he said.
“Taking part in Revival provides us with opportunity to celebrate our long history motorsport as well as support the event itself, which gives a lot back to local community.
“It’s great have Cameron our driver.
“Cameron is very familiar with the Megane Trophy V6, which he drove in demonstration laps at 2013 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, last time the machine was seen public.”
The V6 has been taken out of retirement as part of an incentive scheme for Renault apprentices and technicians trained at Renault Australia’s head office in Mulgrave. The Megane Trophy V6 is a purpose-built circuit and high-speed racing machine that has outstanding cornering braking performance.
McConville will run the race version of Renault R.S. street vehicle down raceway of revival’s headline event — national sprint four times on Saturday and Sunday.
The national sprint has been held in the same location since 1956 and is the focal point of revival.
“I just love driving Renault Megane Trophy V6,” McConville said.
“It’s a real driver’s car one of most enjoyable race cars I have ever driven.
been little while since had the pleasure of being behind the wheel, so I can’t wait to show it off at Geelong Revival and support all motorsport fans that come along to this great event.”
McConville has many years of racing experience under his belt in V8 Supercars is well known well liked in the Australian motorsport community.
he will also join the commentating team alongside Don Kinsey, voice of classic motorsport, as well as Adrian Mosbey and Charles Rodgers.
The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival is a family-friendly, three-day event with something for everyone.
There will be activities taking place over the weekend and many new elements, including a Hill Climb a chance to get up close personal with the action in the pits, where more than 100 cars and bikes will be gearing up for a weekend of competitive racing.