Repco Supercars Championship
Penalty n/a
Average Qualifying Position 11.5
Average finishing Position 13.0


Date of birth
03/10/2002 (Age 21)
Place of birth
Auckland, NZ
Bathurst 2022
Follow Matthew Payne

New Zealand young gun Matthew Payne will make his main game debut in 2023 with Penrite Racing.

In 2022, he challenged for the Super2 title, and also made his Great Race debut alongside Lee Holdsworth.

It has been a rapid rise for Payne, who competed in the 2021 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia season.

The Auckland teenager is a multiple karting champion, including the KZ2 National Sprint Championship.

He also enjoyed success overseas before focusing on circuit racing.

Payne won the 2021 Toyota Racing Series and finished third in the New Zealand Grand Prix behind Shane van Gisbergen.

He was later confirmed as the first recipient of the Team Porsche NZ scholarship under the tutelage of Earl Bamber.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Thrifty Newcastle 500 ›
Race 1 › 12 12
Race 2 › 11 14

Vehicle detail

Ford Mustang GT
ENGINE: Ford Coyote 5.4 litre V8, quad camshaft, four valves per cylinder, aluminium block
Penrite Racing

Penrite Racing returns to the Supercars grid in 2023 as the Gen3 era begins.

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