Albury-based Matt Chahda and his team will trade its Super2 Falcon for a WAU-sourced Commodore ZB for the Repco Bathurst 1000. Photo: Supplied.

A MATT Chahda Motorsport wildcard entry has been confirmed for the Repco Bathurst 1000.

Confirmation of the wildcard’s approval has been officially announced today with Matt Chahda to be lead driver of the Albury family team’s entry.

The 28-year-old has been a mainstay of the V8 Touring Car and Super2 categories in recent years and will make his Repco Supercars Championship and Repco Bathurst 1000 at the same time.

As first reported by V8 Sleuth last month, the Dunlop Super2 Series regular will drive a Commodore ZB leased from Walkinshaw Andretti United with a Walkinshaw engine, though the entry will very much be a privateer effort.

MCM will supplement its Dunlop Super2 resources with minor support from WAU and has enlisted seasoned Supercars engineer Wally Storey to act as Team Manager.

“We are delighted that Supercars has granted us a wildcard for Bathurst,” says Team Principal, Amin Chahda.

“Our family has shared Matt’s dream of driving in main game, and after six seasons in Super2, we will do everything in our power to make his debut a success.

“We would like to thank Bruce Stewart and the team at WAU for their support in providing one of their chassis and engines to support this entry.”

The Chahda wildcard brings the Repco Bathurst 1000 grid to 29 cars, joining the Triple Eight, Erebus/Boost and Anderson Motorsport entries.

Chahda’s co-driver is yet to be confirmed, though V8 Sleuth understands another current Super2 Series driver is the front-runner to fill the seat.

Chahda is the most experienced active driver in the Dunlop Super2 Series with 45 series round and 99 series race starts to his name since he debuted in 2015. Only five drivers have started more Super2 rounds than Chahda in the 23-year history of the development category.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.