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Ex-Erebus co-driver in hunt for MSR gig

MATT Stone Racing could be set to land an international coup for its 2024 Supercars enduro roster, with Chris van der Drift lobbing at the team’s test day.

The 37-year-old Kiwi boasts a stacked resume including titles in International Formula Master (2008), Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (2015, ’17 and ’18) and TCR New Zealand (2021).

Van der Drift has also raced in GP2 Asia and A1 Grand Prix, and competed at Bathurst last year substituting for Callum Hedge in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

He has Supercars experience too, co-driving for Erebus Motorsport with Shae Davies in the 2016 Enduro Cup – and being placed on standby for Kelly Grove Racing’s David Reynolds in 2021.

Eight years on from his Erebus campaign, he has emerged as the favourite to co-drive with Cameron Hill.

Chris van der Drift in the MSR camp. Pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Van der Drift turned laps in the #4 Camaro during MSR’s pre-season test today at Queensland Raceway.

MSR representatives declined to comment on the matter, besides confirming a potential co-driver was being evaluated.

The team is yet to announce a co-driver for #10 recruit Nick Percat either.

Cameron Crick is also in the MSR camp today, but that’s with a view to a likely wildcard campaign.

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