By Dan McCarthy

TCR Australia driver Lachlan Mineeff completed his maiden Supercars test with Matt Stone Racing yesterday and was incredibly impressed by the V8 powered machine.

Mineeff took to Queensland Raceway with MSR where the 19-year-old completed a total of 30 laps of the Ipswich-based venue.

On the day he drove one of the team’s Super3 specification Ford FG Falcon in what was his first taste of Supercars machinery.

It continues a relationship with Matt Stone Racing which began at the Winton Supercars round where Mineeff worked with the team throughout the weekend.

Lachlan Mineeff talking to team owner Matt Stone

Mineeff was thankful for the opportunity given to him by Matt Stone Racing and explained how different it was to his Volkswagen Golf GTi TCR car.

“Wow, that was just an awesome experience driving a Supercar for the first time,” Mineeff exclaimed post-test.

“Huge thanks to Matt Stone Racing for the opportunity to drive its car for a number of laps. It was really cool to get an experience of what the type level of motorsport is like in these cars.

“There were a huge amount of differences plus some similarities between the Matt Stone Racing Falcon and the Purple Sector Volkswagen Golf GTI race throughout the season in TCR Australia, which was really cool to experience.

“Rear-wheel-drive and a V8 means it is a lot quicker down the straights, but you’ve really got to wrestle the car through the corners.”

Mineeff is hopeful another opportunity may arise in the future.

“It’s a huge thanks to the team and I’m looking forward to what the future may provide,” he said.

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