Dominant Allen keeping tabs on DJR

Dunlop Series
28 Feb
'Hopefully I impressed them, it'll be interesting to see what the rest of the year holds'
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Kai Allen hopeful of impressing DJR in Bathurst

  • Super2 champion won both races at season-opening round

  • Allen will race with Will Davison in 2024 enduros

Kai Allen is hopeful he has impressed Dick Johnson Racing with a dominant start to the 2024 Dunlop Series in what looms as a significant year for the rising star.

Allen, 18, kicked off his Super2 title defence in fine style with a brace of victories at last weekend’s Thrifty Bathurst 500.

The South Aussie driver scored a pole and two wins, justifying his decision to run the champion’s #1 on his Eggleston Motorsport-run Commodore.

Allen has already been confirmed in an enduro co-drive with DJR alongside two-time Bathurst winner Will Davison.

Many believe Allen is destined for a 2025 seat, and wherever that may be, the young driver is keen to continue his learning curve in Super2 and close out another title.

allen podium bathurst 500 2024

When asked if he believes he impressed DJR, Allen replied: "Yeah, I hope so. I don't really know to be honest.

“I’ve just left them to it this weekend. So, I went and said a quick hello, obviously because I'm racing with Will in the enduro season.

"I checked in and said how Will's going, but I've got my own stuff to do the first part of the year, which has been good.

"So, just working tightly with Eggleston Motorsport to make sure that I'm learning as much as I can, leading for the rest of the year.

“Hopefully I impressed them, it'll be interesting to see what the rest of the year holds.”


Allen’s only blips all weekend were missing out on the Race 1 pole to teammate Cooper Murray, and being beaten off the line on Sunday by Jobe Stewart.

Race start: Allen retakes lead after Stewart gets the jump

Stewart only led for three-quarters of a lap, however, with Allen pulling off a move at The Chase — a calculated move the ultimately sealed victory.

“We just stayed out of trouble all weekend,” Allen said.

“The Eggleston Motorsport crew did an unreal on the Coca-Cola Commodore, so, massive thank you to all the guys that made it possible, can't wait for Perth.

"I think on the dirty side of the road, it was a bit tricky compared to yesterday, so I probably didn’t do that properly on the start.

"Jobe got an absolute ripper and he did a really good job, led the first lap. And then I knew my car has been unreal down The Chase all weekend, I can brake super late.

“Got a good run out of the [Forrest’s] Elbow, saw that I was within distance, and just threw it in there and hoped for the best.”

Allen's Super2 campaign will continue at the Perth SuperSprint on May 17-19.

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