Teams test at The Bend ahead of OTR SuperSprint

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 22/04/2021
  • By James Pavey

Supercars teams and rookie drivers descended on The Bend Motorsport Park on Thursday ahead of next month’s OTR SuperSprint.

It marked the first Supercar running at the South Australian circuit since last season’s double-header in September.

Thursday’s test was for first or second year rookie drivers contesting this year’s Repco Supercars Championship.


Brodie Kostecki and Will Brown rolled out for Erebus Motorsport, along with Bryce Fullwood (Walkinshaw Andretti United) and Jack Smith (Brad Jones Racing).

Super2 driver Aaron Seton joined Matt Stone Racing full-timers Zane Goddard and Jake Kostecki.

Erebus driver Kostecki, who clinched a surprise Sandown podium, is the highest-ranked rookie in the field in 10th.

The 23-year-old, who will compete in the main game at The Bend for the first time, was excited to see racing return to South Australia.

Fullwood rolls out on Thursday

“It’s great to be here with Erebus and run a few laps prior to the event,” Kostecki said on Thursday.

“I’ve been around here a couple of times now; it’s a very interesting circuit, it’s a lot different to what we usually race.

“It’ll shake the field up a lot, I’m really excited to get back in a few weeks and see how it all plays out.

"Going into Turn 1 when they’re all on the hill is pretty awesome to see.

"It’s great to have crowds back. I can’t wait.

Several new spectator areas will be open for the first time at this year’s event, which will feature a blockbuster support program.

The Repco Supercars Championship will be joined the Porsche Carrera Cup, GT World Challenge, V8 SuperUtes and Group N Historic Touring Cars. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo with highlights on 7 and 7 Plus.

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