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CAMERON MCCONVILLE JUMPS INTO LDM SEAT

Another new driver for the No. 3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport car - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Another new driver for the No. 3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport car – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Veteran Cameron McConville will be the latest driver to jump behind the wheel of the No. 3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Supercar when the series gets to Darwin next week.

McConville, who was a co-driver for LDM with Nick Percat last year, will return to drivers seat of the Repair Management Australia backed Commodore for both Darwin and Townsville 400 rounds of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

“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.” said McConville after the announcement.

“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.”

Team owner Lucas Dumbrell was excited to recruit the veteran.

“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”.

McConville joins the driver rotation in the No. Commodore that has be shared by Taz Douglas and Matthew Brabham this year.

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