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SUPER2 PREBRIEF: PAYNE TO TAKE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

Super2 star and Grove Junior driver, Matthew Payne will take part in Round 5 of the Dunlop Super2 Series at this year's Repco Bathurst 1000 on the 6th to the 9th of October.

Payne currently sits 3rd in the championship with 822 championship points in the bag, just 150 points shy of Zak Best.


The Bathurst round follows a successful weekend for Payne at Sandown at the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint in August, where he earned pole in the first qualifying session and his second win of the series in the final race.


His impressive performance over the course of the event also earned him the title of Rookie of the Round.




The talented rookie will also be taking on co-driving duties alongside Lee Holdsworth in the #10 Penrite Racing Ford Mustang over the weekend in what is the biggest race on the Australian motorsport calendar, the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000.


He has also been confirmed for a full-time drive for Penrite Racing in 2023 alongside David Reynolds.


Matthew Payne receiving his Pole Position award at The Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint


MATTHEW PAYNE SAID: "It's going to be a packed weekend. I am really looking forward to the challenge of the Mount Panorama Circuit. It's one of the most iconic circuits and events of the year, so I can't wait to get going on Thursday in Super2 and also co-driving with Lee Holdsworth for Penrite Racing. I think we can achieve some strong results and we will see how we will go in the wet as well this weekend."

THE TRACK: Mount Panorama Circuit

Length: 6.213km

Turns: 23

Race Lap Record: Scott McLaughlin | 2:03.4813s | 2019


The most iconic track on the Australian Motorsport calendar, Mount Panorama Circuit, is situated in Bathurst, New South Wales. Best known for its unforgiving corners, picturesque views and buzzing atmosphere, the circuit is one on the bucket list for drovers both national and international.


WEATHER: Cloudy with a very high chance of rain over the weekend.

THE SCHEDULE:


THURSDAY


Practice 1 - 10:00AM - 10:40PM

Practice 2 - 2:40PM - 3:20PM


FRIDAY


Qualifying - 9:20AM - 9:55AM

Race 1 - 3:25PM - 3:40PM


SATURDAY


Qualifying - 8:50AM - 9:25AM

Race 2 - 4:00PM - 4:44PM



WHERE TO WATCH: Every session will be live on Fox Sports on Foxtel as well as streamed live and on demand via Kayo.



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