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New SuperUtes champ on cusp of Super2 deal

V8 SuperUte Series winner Aaron Borg is closing in on a deal to join the 2023 Dunlop Super2 field.

Borg, 32, did enough last weekend on the Gold Coast to become the third different title winner in the SuperUte era, following Ryal Harris (2018, 2021) and Tom Alexander (2019).

The success meant all the more after the Holden Colorado driver was cruelly denied the crown last year following contact with Harris at the Bathurst decider.

“It was great to reward everyone for a long year – well, a long two years because we came so close last year,” Borg told V8 Sleuth.

“To win it this year and show some dominance in the series was great.”

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The Sydneysider’s name might now appear more often in Supercars circles, barring any later hurdles to his 2023 plans.

“Super2 is where we want to go,” said Borg, who also won the 2019 Toyota 86 title.

“I’ve been offered a drive with one of the main game teams and we’re trying to get it all sorted.

“It’s just a matter of getting the sponsorship, the same old story in motorsport, getting the sponsorship all sorted.

“But we’re very close to having that all confirmed now so just a few more final pieces come together and we should hopefully be able to confirm everything for next year.”

The main game teams currently expected to contest the 2023 Super2 Series are Tickford Racing, Walkinshaw Andretti United, Erebus Motorsport (whether as a standalone or with Image Racing), Brad Jones Racing, Matt Stone Racing and the Blanchard Racing Team.

Borg got his first taste of a Supercar late last year at a BJR evaluation day at Winton Motor Raceway.

He was a chance to be on the Super2 grid this year alongside fellow former V8 SuperUte frontrunners Harris and Cameron Crick before a sponsorship shortfall put paid to those hopes.

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Despite being the wrong side of 30, Borg still has aspirations to propel himself into the main game.

“Even for myself if it’s getting an enduro drive, I think that would be pretty cool, especially with the talks of Sandown 500 and those other enduros coming back,” he said.

“So that’s the main goal at the moment, is to just see if we can get into it, get the sponsorship sorted for that.

“We have done well in everything else that we have raced in so I’m keen to have a crack at it and see how we go in a Supercar.”

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