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THIRD-GEN racer Aaron Seton will tick off another career milestone when he tests a Repco Supercars Championship entry for the first time on Thursday.

Seton, 22, will turn laps during Matt Stone Racing’s rookie test day at Tailem Bend, joining regular drivers Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki.

The son of two-time Supercars Champion Glenn Seton is currently competing in his maiden Dunlop Super2 Series campaign with MSR, alongside a Trans Am Series program.

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Seton has previously only sampled main game cars during aerodynamic testing, filming days and ride days during his stint as a mechanic with DJR Team Penske.

“Aaron is in our Super2 car this year and helping out on our main game crew [as a mechanic] on weekends when he’s not racing,” Matt Stone explained to V8 Sleuth.

“We thought it was a good opportunity to put him in a car and help his learning of Triple Eight cars and our setup package and get some mileage around a track he’s not been to.

“The way the rules work he’s allowed to do 10 laps. We’ll decide tomorrow which car he drives, depending on how we’re going with our program.

“Zane, Jake and Aaron are all a similar size, so we’ll probably just put him in whichever one has a gap in their test plan.”

Aaron Seton’s Super2 entry at Bathurst. Pic: Aaron Seton Racing

MSR is still assessing options to co-drive Goddard’s Holden Commodore ZB in this year’s Bathurst 1000, following David Russell’s switch to Erebus Motorsport.

Kostecki is expected to pair with brother Kurt, who recently confirmed a wildcard deal with Walkinshaw Andretti United for three upcoming sprint events.

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Stone though suggests Seton is not in the mix for the Goddard co-drive.

“My personal feeling is it’s probably too early; he’s only just stepped into Super2. I’m a big advocate of giving young guys their chance but also putting the time in,” he said.

“Obviously Aaron is a part of our team and we see a future with him over the coming years, so I’m sure long term it’s on the agenda but it’s a little early for him at this stage.”

MSR is among multiple teams set to use one of their rookie test days at Tailem Bend on Thursday.

Teams are permitted to venture away from their regular test track for rookie days, allowing them to head to the South Australian venue ahead of the circuit’s SuperSprint event on May 8-9.

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