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Supercars co-driver moves to Thailand

SUPERCARS young gun Jaylyn Robotham is taking the unusual step of picking up his life and relocating to Thailand.

Robotham will make his third Bathurst 1000 start later this year, partnering Brad Jones Racing’s Bryce Fullwood, but before then will keep busy with a diverse racing program abroad.

Robotham will compete in multiple categories within the 2024 Thailand Super Series, racing a MARC Mustang in the GTM Championship and a Ford Ranger in the Super Pickup series.

“I’m really excited to be moving over there; it’s going to be very different as it will be my first time living away from home,” said the 21-year-old.

“The racing in the Thailand Super Series is fantastic; it’s very competitive and professional, with the series employing multiple Australian-based officials, so the racing is conducted at a high level.

Jaylyn Robotham. Pic: Supplied

“The Super Pickup will be very interesting, the Ranger is going to have the current generation Raptor body.

“It’s a big difference to the older car, we just need to work on the setup before the season starts, we’re going to be working hard to make the cars quick, and hopefully, we will be at the front.

“Racing the MARC Mustang with Craig (Corliss), on the other hand, will be very cool, it’s a well-sorted package and looks the part.

“We get to race on a good range of circuits, Chang is Thailand’s MotoGP circuit, Sepang for a long-time hosted Formula 1, while Bangsaen is amazing, it’s a bit like Macau placed in a seaside resort.

“Also, it’s so hot over there, you have to keep hydrated, which is good for keeping race fit for when I come home to the Supercars enduros.”

Jaylyn Robotham co-drove with Cameron Hill last year at Sandown and Bathurst. Pic: Supplied/Christian Hartung

A Super2 race winner, Robotham is eager to join forces with Fullwood, who will this year be hunting a fourth successive top 10 result in the Great Race.

“Bryce is always quick at Bathurst, and last year, he really came to the forefront with the introduction of Gen3,” said Robotham. “It’s great to be working with him.

“We had a test day recently, and the team are so awesome, but there are so many more people there than at a two-car team, so trying to learn everyone’s name is a bit of a challenge!”

The GTM and Super Pickup seasons open at Chang International Circuit on May 3-5.

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