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GOLDING CONFIRMED AS NEW PREMIAIR DRIVER

JAMES Golding has officially been confirmed as the new driver of the Subway PremiAir Racing Commodore for the remainder of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship.

Golding takes over from Garry Jacobson, who parted ways with the team in the aftermath of the Hidden Valley round last week.

It marks a return to a full-time Supercars driver, who last raced in the category on that basis with Garry Rogers Motorsport in 2019.

“I’m stoked to be joining the PremiAir Racing team as the driver of the Subway car for my long-awaited return to Supercars,” Golding said.

James Golding takes over the Subway Commodore this weekend in Townsville. Photo: PremiAir Racing.

“I’d like to thank everyone that has been involved in getting this deal over the line, especially Peter Xiberras for giving me the opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with everyone in the team, and I can’t wait to get to Townsville. 

“It feels great to be racing full-time once again, especially after what felt like such a long time away. In saying that, the break has given me time to reflect and re-focus.”

Golding, 26, made his Supercars Championship debut in 2016 as co-driver with James Moffat in a Garry Rogers Motorsport-run Volvo at the Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast events.

After competing in two rounds as a wildcard and again co-driving in the endurance races for GRM in 2017 with Garth Tander (including a fourth place in the Sandown 500), Golding was promoted to a full-time drive with the team in 2018.

He drove Supercars full-time for GRM in 2018 and 2019 prior to the team’s withdrawal from Supercars, taking on Bathurst 1000 co-driving roles with Team 18 in 2020 with Mark Winterbottom and 2021 with Scott Pye.

Golding has since also competed in the S5000 Australian Drivers Championship and finished runner-up in this year’s pointscore.

He had signed to again drive for Team 18 at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000, however the PremiAir opportunity means a new co-driver needs to be secured to share the #20 Commodore with Pye.

Hear more on Golding’s PremiAir call-up in the latest episode of the Castrol Motorsport News Podcast

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