Hill optimistic of Bathurst call-up

  • Repco Supercars Championship Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 06/07/2022
  • By James Pavey

Cameron Hill is hopeful of a Bathurst co-drive call-up amid change in the driver market.

Triple Eight Super2 driver Hill is in the frame to make his Repco Bathurst 1000 debut.

There are vacancies at Team 18, Matt Stone Racing and PremiAir Racing, which are all Triple Eight customer teams.

It comes after James Golding left behind a Team 18 co-drive to fill the full-time vacancy at PremiAir Racing.

There is also a vacancy alongside Jack Smith at Brad Jones Racing, although David Wall is likely to return for a second year.

Likewise Jayden Ojeda, who raced for MSR in 2021.

That leaves Team 18 and PremiAir as the likely suitors, with Hill also testing a PremiAir Commodore in Ipswich last month.

Super2 rival Tyler Everingham also tested with PremiAir, as did Carrera Cup title favourite Harri Jones.

Hill is hoping he can snag one of the remaining seats, but was adamant his main focus is Super2.

"It’s cool what I’m working towards," Hill said.

"I’m hoping I can grab one of these last few co-driver seats that are available for the Bathurst 1000.

"For sure, a strong weekend will always be beneficial, but my main focus is to get the best results I can and try to put together the Dunlop Super2 championship."

Hill, the 2021 Carrera Cup champion, is fourth in the Super2 standings after two rounds.

Given Triple Eight’s form in Townsville, Hill is well-placed to impress prospective team bosses for a co-drive.

Broc Feeney dominated at Reid Park last year for Triple Eight, winning back-to-back rounds.

Hill also won a Carrera Cup race in Townsville 12 months ago.

Despite a two month Super2 hiatus, he has completed two tests at Queensland Raceway in addition to a ride day.

"Townsville is a track I really enjoy," Hill said.

"It really rewards a driver who is willing to take the extra risks.

"It’s a really cool track as it’s part-street, part-permanent track if you could call it.

"There are some fast, flowing corners, there are some pretty gnarly kerbs that you’ve got to hit the right way.

"It’s a really fun track and a daunting one if you haven’t been, but thankfully for me I’ve raced a couple of times there."

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2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 combinations

Driver/Co-driver Team
Broc Feeney/Jamie Whincup Red Bull Ampol Racing
Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander Red Bull Ampol Racing
Anton De Pasquale/Tony D'Alberto Shell V-Power Racing Team
Will Davison/Alex Davison Shell V-Power Racing Team
James Courtney/Zane Goddard Tickford Racing
Cam Waters/James Moffat Tickford Racing
Thomas Randle/Zak Best Tickford Racing
Jake Kostecki/Kurt Kostecki Tickford Racing
TBA/Warren Luff Walkinshaw Andretti United
TBA/Fabian Coulthard Walkinshaw Andretti United
Will Brown/Jack Perkins Erebus Motorsport
Brodie Kostecki/David Russell Erebus Motorsport
Mark Winterbottom/Michael Caruso Team 18
Scott Pye/TBA Team 18
Tim Slade/Tim Blanchard CoolDrive Racing
David Reynolds/Matt Payne Penrite Racing
Lee Holdsworth/Matt Campbell Penrite Racing
Andre Heimgartner/Dale Wood Brad Jones Racing
Bryce Fullwood/Dean Fiore Brad Jones Racing
Macauley Jones/Jordan Boys Brad Jones Racing
Jack Smith/TBA Brad Jones Racing
Chris Pither/TBA PremiAir Racing
TBA/TBA PremiAir Racing
Jack Le Brocq/Aaron Seton Matt Stone Racing
Todd Hazelwood/TBA Matt Stone Racing
Craig Lowndes/Declan Fraser Triple Eight (wildcard)
Richie Stanaway/Greg Murphy Erebus Motorsport (wildcard)
Matt Chahda/TBA Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)
TBA/TBA Anderson Motorsport (wildcard)
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