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Two-time Gold Star winner announces retirement

AUSTRALIAN motorsport veteran Tim Macrow will hang up the helmet from regular competition after next month’s Adelaide 500.

The younger brother of Bathurst 1000 podium finisher Adam Macrow twice won the Australian Drivers’ Championship, in 2007 and 2013.

No driver has more Gold Star race wins than his 32.

In recent years, Macrow has been a fixture at the front of the S5000 field.

Last month’s Tasman Series opener on the Gold Coast was the first S5000 round he has missed, although he will return for one last hurrah in Adelaide.

“The original plan was to step back after this year’s Gold Star series, but once the VALO Adelaide 500 S5000 event was announced, those plans were delayed,” Macrow said.

“I raced there in F3, and the opportunity to drive S5000 on one of the country’s most spectacular tracks was too much.

“UCS, with its distinctive orange Team UCS colours, has been the major support for our efforts for these past two years, along with Holinger and, more recently House of Orange – and of course car owners Frank Harris and Chris Lambden’s support has been instrumental.

“I’m hoping that they will all play a part as we morph into a team of competitive young racers.

“S5000 has served its apprenticeship through some challenging times, and I expect that our 2023 team will be part of making up an expanded grid for a category that really does tick all the boxes for drivers and spectators who’ve wanted a serious ‘big-car’ Australian single-seater category for so long.

“In the meantime, I can’t wait to get to the streets of Adelaide.”

Tim Macrow Racing is set to field two cars in the 2023 S5000 season.

Nathan Herne leads the Tasman Series standings from Joey Mawson ahead of the Adelaide decider.

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