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Another Bathurst 1000 wildcard in Chahda’s sights

AMIN Chahda is working on ways to ensure his son Matt’s appearance in the 2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 was not a one-off.

The Super2 stalwart made his long-awaited main game debut via a Mount Panorama wildcard, racing a privately run ZB Commodore leased off Walkinshaw Andretti United with Jaylyn Robotham as his co-driver.

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The pair barely put a foot wrong all event and finished on the lead lap in 18th place.

Chahda is back for another Super2 campaign in 2023, this time in an ex-Brad Jones Racing ZB Commodore, and hopes to be making a second Great Race start come October.

That may come as a co-driver in an existing entry, or in the form of a wildcard.

“We’re talking to a couple (of teams regarding a co-drive),” Amin recently told V8 Sleuth.

“If we can’t place him where I want him, then we’ll just do a wildcard.”

Chahda Sr was confident there will be spare cars available for a wildcard if need be.

No team other than Triple Eight has publicly committed to running a wildcard at this stage with full focus on getting the new Gen3 fleet of cars to Round 1 at Newcastle next week.

The co-driver field has begun to fill up, with effectively just nine of the 25 full-time cars still having a seat available for Sandown and Bathurst.

The most recent confirmed co-drivers are Dick Johnson Racing’s Tony D’Alberto and Alex Davison, while Joey Mawson is firming to debut with PremiAir Racing pending dispensation from Supercars.

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