THE Monster Energy Mustang currently being raced in the Repco Supercars Championship by Cam Waters has 12 rounds of racing left to complete this season, but it looks like its new home for 2023 has already been locked down.
V8 Sleuth understands the car – chassis TR1824 raced by Waters in 2021 and this season – has been bought by a Dunlop Super2 Series team who is likely to race it in in the development category next year.
The car was placed up for sale via auction late last year and our sources are of the understanding that a deal was done in the aftermath of the online auction.
That team is rumoured to be Brema Group Racing, for which young gun Zane Morse currently drives an aging ex-Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Commodore VF in the Super2 Series.
The team, led by Morse’s father Andre and team sponsor Mark Siracusa, won a similar auction during last year to buy the car that Chaz Mostert and Lee Holdsworth later used to win last year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
The same chassis currently leads the Repco Supercars Championship in the hands of Mostert in Mobil 1 and Optus livery.
The Brema Group team was unable to shed any further light this week on the matter when approached by V8 Sleuth, however the potential of the addition of the Tickford Mustang to their stable at the end of the season – the car that has finished runner-up at Bathurst in 2021 with Waters and James Moffat – would give them some interesting decisions to potentially make.
Having two cars, albeit different types, would open the squad up to expanding to a two-car team for 2023 when the Gen2 Mustangs and ZB Commodores are due to be permitted into the Super2 Series.
On the flip side, retiring and restoring the Bathurst-winning Commodore to its Mountain-conquering livery would also be highly appealing given its appeal to either being retained as a collectable or being sold at considerable price to an ever-hungry market of collectors.
A range of interested parties are understood to have enquired about the availability and price tag of the car, especially given it could become either the last Holden to win the Bathurst 1000 or indeed a two-time race winner should Mostert triumph again this October.
Whatever ends up happening, having a Bathurst 1000-winning car that could win another one, as well as a Bathurst runner-up car that could very well win the 2022 race, isn’t such a bad potential position to be in …