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Competitive field building in Super2

Seats are quickly being snatched up ahead of this year’s Super2 Series after an influx of announcements in the last week.

First off, Triple Eight Race Engineering’s line-up consisting of reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Australia winner Cameron Hill and rising star Declan Fraser revealed their liveries for the season.

Hill will feature primary support from Supaglass as he embarks on his maiden Super2 season and is confident after his first test day of a strong campaign.

“Just through the processes and structures Triple Eight has, it’s just like a well oiled machine,” Hill said.

“It definitely shows after my laps today, it’s been seamless. We haven’t been chasing anything, it’s just been about me getting out there to try and go that extra step.

“It’s a whole new experience for me both in regards to in the car and out.

“Driving a new car and working with a new team, which is the best in the business, is really, really exciting and the personnel are great.

“They have a lot of experience to help me get up to speed and the car, the team has obviously got things pretty dialled in for me to adjust, there are no question marks if it is me or is it the car, I can just focus on my driving.

“It’s felt pretty comfortable so far.”

Teammate Fraser will enter his second season of Super2, but first with Triple Eight after moving across from MW Motorsport.

Fraser’s rival in the rookie standings in 2021, Matt McLean continues with Eggleston Motorsport where he will be partnered by second-generation racer Cameron Crick, son of former Truck competitor Rodney.

Aaron Seton continues with Matt Stone Racing this season after some impressive performances in his maiden season. Joining him at MSR is SuperUtes Series winner Ryal Harris in what is a big opportunity for the Queenslander after being a long-time servant in the category as well as in its previous itineration, the V8 Utes.

Only one MW Motorsport driver has been announced in the first of what s expected to be a trip of Nissan Altimas, with Thomas Maxwell joining the team following a career overseas and in Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.

After contesting the final two rounds of last year’s Super2 season young Kiwi Matthew Payne will continue full-time this year as he aims for an endurance seat with the team in 2022.

Teams will test this week at Queensland Raceway and Winton.

Today also marks the ‘start’ of the Repco Supercars season, with the first official test day at Queensland Raceway.

Keep an eye on The Garage for a summation of the day this afternoon.