10 Jun
2017

LDM Driver Announcement

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport have announced that the #3 VF Holden Commodore will have a new driver entering in the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown. Former co-driver and 2016 3rd place Bathurst champion Cameron McConville will be taking the reins on the LDM entry.

McConville announced his retirement from full-time racing at the end of the 2009 season, after a number of successful years co driving, Cameron will drive the Repair Management Australia Commodore at the CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown and the Watpack Townsville 400.

Starting his professional racing career 17 years ago in 1999, 8 consecutive years were spent in the V8 Supercars Championship series alongside some of today’s greats.

McConville’s last LDM supercar appearance was in 2016 when he was co driving alongside Nick Percat in the #222 RMA commodore.

The pair scored an awesome result in the Pirtek Endurance Cup for the team finishing 3rd in the Supercheap auto Bathurst 1000.

“I can’t wait to see Cam in action, his drive for LDM at the Bathurst 1000 last year is something he should be proud of, it was his performance early in the race that gave the team the momentum which eventually put us on the podium, Said Team owner Lucas Dumbrell.

“Phil Munday and I got together and thought, who better than Cam to drive for us in the Repair Management Australia Commodore.

“Not only is he experienced and fast but it would provide a benchmark for Alex who hasn’t even seen Hidden Valley Raceway”.

Returning to Hidden Valley raceway, McConville will be driving the same car Andre Heimgartner took a credible 12th place at this very event 12 months ago.

The 43 year old says he is realistic about his goals over the Darwin weekend and is looking forward to working alongside Lucas Dumbrell and the team again this year.

“I always enjoy racing in Darwin, as every driver does, so when Lucas (Dumbrell) and Phil Munday asked me to jump in it wasn’t a big arm twist to be honest.

“I haven’t driven a Supercar since the Gold Coast, so I’m very realistic about my goal for the weekend.

“My plan is to dial back in during practice and provide some mentoring to Alex and finish all of the races.

“Although LDM is a small operation, they always punch above their weight, I’ve known Lucas (Dumbrell) for a long time and Phil Munday even longer so it’s a privilege to help them out and looking forward to assisting with their ongoing development.”

The CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown event kicks off at Hidden Valley Raceway on June 15th.

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