PremiAir Racing completes Bathurst line-up

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 08/08/2022
  • By James Pavey

PremiAir Racing has signed Dylan O’Keeffe to complete its Bathurst line-up.

O’Keeffe will race alongside James Golding in the team’s #31 Subway Commodore at the Repco Bathurst 1000.

It comes after the team secured the services of Super2 rookie Cameron Hill alongside Chris Pither.

The duo will join the team at a Queensland Raceway test day on Tuesday.

O’Keeffe, 24, will make his third Bathurst 1000 start in October.

He finished 11th on debut alongside Andre Heimgartner in 2020.

The Victorian backed it up with 14th alongside Garry Jacobson last year.

The Golding-O’Keeffe pairing is one of the youngest on the grid, but far from the least decorated.

O'Keeffe (L) is third in the Carrera Cup standings

O’Keeffe is currently racing in this year’s TCR Australia Series and Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

He has already raced at Mount Panorama this year, having scored a class victory and fourth overall in the Bathurst 6 Hour.

O’Keeffe and Golding have an existing bond, having raced together at Garry Rogers Motorsport.

The Subway Commodore is the same car O’Keeffe shared with Jacobson last year while at Team Sydney.

"It is going to be good to be back with that car with the new team," O’Keeffe said.

"To be partnering with Jimmy is super exciting as we are good mates, so we get along well.

"I am looking forward to working with him and picking his brain. By the time we get to Bathurst, he will have learnt so much more about the car.

"We will get a good couple of test days under our belt and the Sandown co-driver session will deliver plenty of laps as well.

O'Keeffe finished 14th last year

"While I am doing a lot of racing in other classes, nothing is quite the same as a Supercar. It is definitely good to get back."

Golding added: "I am really excited to be working with Dylan at Bathurst.

"Dylan and I know each other pretty well from our history at GRM, and I get on with him really well.

"He has come on strong with his Porsche racing and TCR stuff he has been doing, so I think he is as good a pick as anyone for the big race."

PremiAir Racing Team Principal Matt Cook was pleased to add more experience to the young squad.

"We are very excited to have Dylan joining the team," Cook said.

"He has a lot of experience driving Supercars and he has been driving a few other things as well.

"He has obviously been honing his race craft and doing a good job."

Tickets for the October 6-9 Repco Bathurst 1000 are on sale now.

2022 Repco Bathurst 1000 combinations

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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
Nick Percat/Warren Luff Walkinshaw Andretti United
Chaz Mostert/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/Cameron Hill PremiAir Racing
James Golding/Dylan O'Keeffe 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/Jaylyn Robotham Matt Chahda Motorsport (wildcard)
TBA/TBA Anderson Motorsport (wildcard)
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