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EREBUS ACADEMY DRIVER SCORES BATHURST 1000 DEBUT

SUPER2 Series teen Jaylyn Robotham will make his Repco Bathurst 1000 debut this October, co-driving Matt Chahda Motorsport’s wildcard.

The Albury-based Chahda squad is leasing a Walkinshaw Andretti United Commodore to field the all-rookie pairing of Chahda and Robotham in the Great Race.

Robotham, 19, is currently in his second Super2 Series campaign with Image Racing and sits 10th in the standings, having scored a maiden win in the season opener in Sydney.

He’s currently a member of the Erebus Motorsport Academy, driving the #999 Image Racing Super2 entry that had previously been filled by Will Brown.

From Lancefield in Victoria, Robotham moved through karts, Hyundai Excels and Toyota 86 competition before jumping into Super3 in 2020.

The WAU Commodore ZB to be used by the Chahdas at Bathurst was driven by Jayden Ojeda for wildcard appearances at Winton and Hidden Valley. Photo: Supplied.

“We are delighted that Jaylyn will fulfill his dream of racing at the Great Race, the Bathurst 1000 later this year, as part of the MCM wildcard team,” said Robotham’s father and manager, David.

“Jay has worked so hard for this and we are working closely with the team at MCM to make his debut a success.”

The Matt Chahda Motorsport Commodore is one of three confirmed wildcards for October’s Repco Bathurst 1000, joining Triple Eight (Declan Fraser/Craig Lowndes) and Erebus Motorsport (Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy).

Bathurst local Michael Anderson has also signalled a desire to compete aboard an ex-Dick Johnson Racing Mustang, but the fate of his entry is unclear after being denied the required Superlicence.

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