Cam McConville to drive at Gee­long Re­vival

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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.

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