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WHY MSR OPTED AGAINST TURNKEY TRIPLE EIGHT CAMARO

MATT Stone has explained why his Repco Supercars Championship team will not run Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Gen3 cars next season.

Matt Stone Racing has been a Triple Eight customer since its second main game campaign in 2019.

However, knowledge that it will source its Gen3 chassis from PACE Innovations, not Triple Eight, raised questions as to what that meant for the future of its relationship with the Banyo juggernaut.

Speaking with V8 Sleuth, Stone cleared the matter up.

“We’re still onboard with the Triple Eight alliance,” he said.

“We ordered our chassis through PACE because: one, we’re building our own cars in terms of assembly; and two, the chassis were ordered when we were still assessing which marque we were going.

“Ordering the chassis through PACE meant we could go in either direction.

“That being said, I believe Triple Eight are building complete turnkey cars for their other customers whereas we’ll be assembling ours but still continuing with T8 support.”

Triple Eight’s other customer outfits are PremiAir Racing and Team 18.

Having mulled a switch back to Ford, MSR was the last team to commit to a Gen3 manufacturer, in mid-May this year.

MSR has gradually built up its workforce to the point where it may next year run two Supercars Championship Camaros, three Super2 ZB Commodores, and various Super3/V8 Touring Car entries.

The squad holds the keys to what might be the last available main game seat for 2023, with the #35 to be vacated by Todd Hazelwood who is expected to land at Blanchard Racing Team.

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