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Chahda launches 2024 Supercars wildcard bid

MATT Chahda Motorsport has revealed plans to return to the Repco Supercars Championship grid in 2024.

The Super2 Series squad intends to field an entry in three events, including the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000, pending Supercars Board approval.

It’ll mark a return to the Great Race for the family-run team, following a 2022 entry shared by Chahda and Jaylyn Robotham.

The squad leased a Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore on that occasion but will need to source a Gen3 machine for its 2024 tilt.

MCM’s 2022 Great Race tilt was backed by Caltex. Pic: an1images.com

“We have announced these wildcard plans early and although discussions are well down the road with a few teams, we want to take our time and tick every box,” said team boss Amin Chahda.

“It’s a sizeable amount of work to be done, getting sponsors to commit, finding a driver the right driver, even down to booking accommodation.

“Everything goes up a notch when you think about it.”

MCM switched from an ex-DJR Team Penske Ford Falcon to a Brad Jones Racing-built Commodore for its Super2 Series program this year.

Chahda finished eighth in points and will campaign the same vehicle in the second-tier in 2024.

“We weren’t able to do everything we wanted to do car-wise this year for one reason or another, and struggled with consistent pace, although at times we were very fast, like in Townsville,” Amin added.

“But, over the off-season, we are going through it all to give ourselves the best chance.

“I sat back and thought the other day, this year was the first time in a while we haven’t brought home any silverware and that pissed me off after the trajectory we had been on.

“For sure, I’m really looking forward to our wildcard programme next year.

“We proved that we can run well presented team at Bathurst last year and we are keen to have another chance with the big boys.

“This time we feel we can push harder rather than have the goal of just finishing.”

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