Former F3 Gold Star champion Tim Macrow will line up for the 2020 S5000 Australian Championship with his car bearing the colours of Australian power and communications infrastructure company UCS Group, with additional support from gearbox manufacturers Holinger.
Macrow, who undertook much of the early development testing with the first S5000 prototype, contested the two S5000 launch races late last year, and will challenge for the first ever Australian S5000 title.
Macrow is one of 12 S5000 cars completing a pre-season test day at The Bend today (Friday), before preparing for the opening round, at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, on March 12-15.
“Having UCS on board makes all the difference for us in terms of attacking the championship full-on,” said Macrow.
“Holinger, as everyone knows, provides the bullet-proof gearboxes for S5000, so it’s a privilege to also represent their brand in the championship.”
CEO, UCS Group
“UCS Group is an Australian family business that actively supports a wide variety of organisations who are delivering within the community,” said Ellich.
“We saw Tim’s (Macrow) S5000 in action last year and we appreciate the positive impact that this new category will have on the Australian motorsport industry, so we’re pleased to partner with Tim and his team to promote UCS Group.
“UCS Group specialises in designing and constructing HV/LV electrical services and solar services. The S5000 series is Australia-wide, like UCS, and we’re excited to be part of it.”
Category Manager, S5000
“It’s great news that Tim has assembled a strong challenge for 2020, introducing a new sponsor to the sport. Congratulations to UCS on choosing to back not only Tim and his team, but S5000 in its first full-on year,” said Lambden.
“And having Holinger, so integral to the S5000 car, looking to further promote their product through their continuing their support for Tim is terrific.
“Tim’s confirmation, along with a host of other driver confirmations and announcements expected over the next few days, adds up to not only a full 16-car grid for the opening round of the 2020 championship, at the AGP, but a grid oozing with quality. Personally, I’m rapt …”