Matt Stone Racing's return to the Dunlop Super2 Series has been buoyed by the signing of Aaron Seton.
The 22-year-old will make his debut in the series in 2021, with MSR returning to Super2 competition for the first time since it claimed the title with Todd Hazelwood in 2017.
Son of two-time Australian Touring Car Championship winner Glenn, Seton has also joined MSR's expanded mechanical department.
His focus will be on working on his own race car, as well as helping out with our other support category cars where needed.
Seton arrives with over two years' experience at DJR Team Penske, and will bring a greater understanding surrounding the technical side of racing to MSR.
He also paid tribute to long-term supporter Leo Tobin, who helped him secure the MSR deal.
In 2019, Seton was given the opportunity to drive Tobin's TCM Mustang for the majority of the season.
"I'm looking forward to joining MSR this year in Super 2. It’s a really exciting opportunity that Jason [Gomersall] , Matt [Stone] and the team here have put together and I am really looking forward to working with all the guys," Seton said.
"I have been fortunate that I get the chance to work on the car and learn as much as I can about the technical side as well.
"This will definitely help me when we go racing, ensuring that I get as much as I can from the car while also improving throughout the season as a driver.
"I'd like to thank Leo Tobin for his support as well as all of the people who have helped me on my motorsport journey so far."
The third-generation racer has accrued extensive on track experience ahead of his Super2 debut, most recently claiming the 2019 TA2 Racing Australia title.
He made the step up to road racing in 2014, and later won the 2015 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Class B title.
In 2018, he clinched pole position and went on to take Class C honours at the Bathurst 12 Hour.
"I am very excited to have Aaron Seton join MSR and our Super 2 program for this year," team co-owner Gomersall said.
"I've known Aaron for some time, following his progress and career previously and fairly recently raced against him in TCM where he was extremely competitive and hard to beat.
"I'm very, very excited to be working with him. My plan is to work with Aaron to broaden the commercial partners we have involved with our program and bring more partners on to get behind Aaron for the season."
Team owner Matt Stone added: "MSR are excited to return with a strong Super 2 entry in having Aaron behind the wheel.
"We are keen to reclaim our position as a top Super 2 team and continue our great success in the category after leaving the series on a high in 2017 with a championship win."