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Fraser Ross has forsaken racing Porsches will join the 2017 CAMS Australian GT Championship driving for Tekno Autosports, driving the team’s McLaren 650S GT3.

The 26-year- old spent two years in the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship after graduating from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2014 and is eagerly looking forward to the season ahead.

Ross will be making his category racing debut at the opening Adelaide round on March 2-5 with backing from Total Oil Australia and Opti-Coat and will be joined by factory McLaren driver Frenchman Côme Lodegar.

Ross began his racing by winner the Victorian Historic Touring Car Championship in 2010 and 2011 aboard a Ford Mustang. He finished tenth and eighth before winning the GT3 Cup Challenge in 2014 then graduated to the top level Porsche Championship over the last two years.

Ledogar recently complete in 2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, teamed up with Alvaro Parente and Rob Bell in the car that won the 2016 event. The McLaren struck trouble early, slowing on the track before limping to the pits with flames and molten metal spewing from its exhaust. After losing several laps the trio dogged fight back, regain lost laps and score fifth at the finish.

“I’m very excited to be joining a professional outfit like Tekno Autosports and to be driving a McLaren 650S GT3 in the Australian GT Championship,” said Ross.

“This season will bring whole new challenges and I am determined to be fighting at the front from the get go!”

“What they (Total) represent in the automotive industry is massive and for them to put their faith in me is huge,” he added.