Supercars regular Chaz Mostert isn't afraid to try new things.
A Bathurst 1000 winner with 13 race wins to his name, the 28-year-old will make his TCR Australia Series debut at Symmons Plains this weekend ahead of the Supercars season opener late next month.
Mostert will be one of several drivers of Supercars fame at the January 24-26 event, with Lee Holdsworth, Jason Bargwanna, James Moffat, Tony D'Alberto and Michael Caruso all locked in.
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"It's no secret that I like racing different categories and cars other than Supercars - I really like to widen my experience level," Mostert said.
"I used to race GT cars overseas the last couple of years, but that's been quite tricky [recently] so I've been looking to try and bolster up some racing in Australia.
"The TCR series is something I've looked at and wanted to race in for some time now and it'll be good to get a race under the belt before the Supercars kicks off this year and try to keep sharp."
Mostert will race an Audi RS 3 TCR, which he test drove for the first time last week, in Tasmania's first-ever TCR event.
The Queenslander admitted he would need to adapt quickly to be competitive in a new category.
"The pressure's not off, there's some super fast young kids that have been racing these TCR cars over the last 12 months so I'll have my work cut out," he said.
"I obviously want to get out there and battle at the front - being a racecar driver you always want to win - so we'd love to go there and try and win but it's going to be a pretty big task.
"The young guys always keep you pretty honest out there and no doubt once I put the helmet on it'll be just as competitive as what Supercars is anyway so I'm looking forward to it and getting back to Tasmanian racing."
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