The RYCO Triton will be back on the grid for The Bend, though with a new driver. Photo: Tamara Jade Media.

ADAM Marjoram will make a return to racing in the fourth round of the Haltech V8 SuperUte Series at The Bend Motorsport Park next weekend.

The former V8 Utes and Dunlop Super2 Series driver will step into the RYCO 24 7 Mitsubishi Triton SuperUte normally driven by Craig Dontas.

Dontas was injured in an accident in the last round at Winton, his hand injury leaving him sidelined for next weekend.

Marjoram drove the #45 Triton for the first time this week during a mid-season SuperUte test at Sydney Motorsport Park, his first drive in a race car after three years out of the seat.

“I can’t wipe the smile off my face because it’s been a long time since I’ve gone racing,” said Marjoram.

“After my first session in the car, I was super surprised actually with how lively the SuperUte is. It requires a very unique driving style compared to the Supercar and the old Ute but that’s what makes it such a challenge. It rewards precision, just small inputs, but the feedback is fantastic.

“I’ve actually got my ‘feel’ back again which has given me a fair amount of confidence as well. I’m keen to get to The Bend, race a very talented field, and learn a track I’ve never competed at before.

“Craig (Dontas) and I go way back to the original V8 Ute days and his engineer Cliffy Campbell was my engineer in 2015 when we almost won the V8 Ute championship. I’ve really got to thank Craig, RYCO 24•7 and all of his sponsors for giving me the opportunity and having faith in my ability to do a good job.”

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