TEAM SYDNEY SIGNS TCR RACE WINNER FOR REPCO BATHURST 1000

The #22 Team Sydney Commodore of Garry Jacobson at the 2021 Repco Mount Panorama 500 at Bathurst. Photo: an1images.com / Dirk Klynsmith.

TEAM Sydney has signed up Dylan O’Keeffe to co-drive with Garry Jacobson for this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

The duo will share the team’s #22 Commodore ZB in the big race, which is scheduled for November 4-7.

Team owner Jonathon Webb will return to the cockpit and co-drive the #19 entry with Fabian Coulthard.

Dylan O’Keeffe. Photo: Supplied.

The news now leaves only a handful of unconfirmed co-driver seats to be filled for the race, which looks like it will have a 26-car field – the 24 Repco Supercars Championship regulars and two wildcards.

FULL LIST: View the co-driver list for the Repco Bathurst 1000

Matt Stone Racing is yet to confirm a co-driver for Zane Goddard in the team’s #35 YellowCover Commodore. It’s expected the team will pair Kurt Kostecki with his younger brother Jake in the #34 entry.

O’Keeffe made his Bathurst 1000 debut last year and finished 11th co-driving the Ned Mustang with Andre Heimgartner.

This year’s Bathurst race will O’Keeffe’s third race in the Repco Supercars Championship. He made his debut as a last-minute replacement for Richie Stanaway in GRM’s Boost Mobile Commodore alongside Chris Pither on the Gold Coast in 2019.

The 23-year-old, who works full-time at GRM, races a Renault Megane for the team in the TCR Australia Series and won four races in the class in its inaugural season in 2019 in an Ash Seward Motorsport-run Alfa Romeo.

O’Keeffe finished fifth in the 2019 Dunlop Super2 Series in a GRM Commodore VF.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.