Percat revels in early MSR Camaro laps

01 Feb
Matt Stone Racing recruit Nick Percat scored laps in a Gen3 Camaro on Wednesday
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Nick Percat drove Cameron Hill's Camaro on Wednesday

  • Percat allowed up to 10 laps at rookie day

  • 2011 Bathurst winner moved from WAU to MSR in off-season

Nick Percat says it was “good to get a feel” in a Matt Stone Racing Gen3 Camaro after a cameo at Queensland Raceway.

Percat, who shifted from Walkinshaw Andretti United to MSR, steered teammate Cameron Hill’s Camaro at the Canberran’s rookie test day at Queensland Raceway.

The 2011 Bathurst 1000 winner drove a Ford Mustang for WAU last season.

Monday marks the official ‘VCS Test Day’ for the Queensland-based teams, but MSR was able to log a rookie day for Hill per his rookie allocation.

Under Supercars rules, Percat was able to record 10 laps in Hill’s #4 Camaro, just days before he gets behind the wheel of his own #10 entry.

“10 laps went fast,” said Percat, who only raced Holdens in Supercars between 2010 and 2022.

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“It was as cool to be back in a Supercar. You always forget over Christmas how quick they are and how cool they are.

“It was amazing to be back in the GM product – the family will be happy – so it was a good day.

“It was good to get a little bit of a feel ahead of our test day next week in my own car and keep working with the team ahead of Round 1.”

Percat and Hill will link up in an MSR-run IRC GT car at the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour before the Supercars season gets underway at the Mountain.

MSR was joined by Triple Eight Race Engineering (new car shakedowns) and Dick Johnson Racing (engine testing) on Wednesday.

The Yatala-owned squad also recently announced a formal partnership with the Australian Army.

MSR has signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) Corps of the Australian Army.

The partnership ensures two RAEME Vehicle Technicians, that would ordinarily work on Defence vehicles, will be embedded into the MSR team at nearly every Supercars event this season.

The program is designed to have rotating participants for each event, providing a chance for meticulously selected VTs in each region the Supercars calendar visits to be given an opportunity.

Both MSR Camaros will carry the official RAEME Corps Badge, with the team to reveal its 2024 liveries on Friday February 9.

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