Rising Porsche star Tom McLennan says he feels ready for the challenge of racing on a brand-new track for the second round of the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at Symmons Plains Raceway this weekend.The Queenslander has never raced on the 2.4km Tasmanian track, but was fortunate to have visited the track earlier this year for an initial look at the venue. With 23 cars entered for this weekend’s round, McLennan knows that getting qualifying right on the seven-turn layout, including the famous hairpin, will be crucial. “I was down at Symmons Plains earlier this year and it’s a cool little track, but the hairpin – I’ve never seen anything like it before!” Said McLennan. “There are plenty of lines you can take into it, so it’ll be interesting to find out the one that suits the Porsche. “It’s such a tight circuit where the racing will be close and I’m guessing there will be a lot of door-to-door banging as well. No doubt, it will make for an entertaining weekend. “Qualifying will also be critical. The most important thing is that you’ll need to put a lap together with no mistakes.” The Porsche racing will support the Repco Supercars Championship, meaning a big crowd and great television broadcast through Foxtel and Kayo. McLennan is no stranger to racing on the big stage and is keen to do it all again this weekend. “Supporting the Supercars is really cool,” he said. “I did it in Formula Ford last year at Winton and it was a great experience. It’s great to see a large crowd watching and you get to watch all the main guys race on the same track you are. “It’s always good to go into these type of rounds, and knowing you’ve got the full support available through McElrea Racing makes it so much easier.” Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will be on track on Friday for two practice sessions and qualifying, followed by two races on Saturday and the final race on Sunday. For Australian viewers, all of Saturday and Sunday’s racing can be seen live on Foxtel and Kayo.