A Lancefield teenager is set to make his V8 Supercars debut, driving as part of a team that received a wildcard entry in this year’s Bathurst 1000.
Jaylyn Robotham, a 19-year-old currently driving in his second season in Super2 – a stepping-stone series before V8 Supercars – will drive for Matt Chahda Motorsport, MCM, alongside teammate Matt Chahda in this year’s event in October.
Robotham scored his maiden race win earlier this year, crossing the line first in the season-opening round at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Robotham’s father David, a baker in Lancefield, said it was rewarding to see how far his son had come.
“We are delighted that Jaylyn will fulfill his dream of racing at the great race, the Bathurst 1000, later this year as part of the MCM wildcard team,” he said.
“Jay has worked so hard for this and we are working closely with the team at MCM to make his debut a success.”
Mr Robotham thanked MCM team principal Amin Chahda for his support and trust in Jaylyn, and for allowing him to share an important drive with his teammate, who will also make his V8 Supercars debut at Mount Panorama.
Amin said the team had high hopes and was looking forward to the race.
“We are excited to have a young dynamic driver like Jaylyn partnering with Matt, as they both make their debut on the Mountain,” he said.
“We have followed Jay’s progress for some time and believe he will deliver on the day.”
Matt said he was keen to drive alongside Jaylyn in his first race in main game Supercars.
“Jay is a formidable competitor in Super2,” he said.
“His attention to detail, his driving style and overall attitude to life makes him a great choice as my teammate.”The Bathurst 1000 will be the 11th round of the 2022 V8 Supercars season and will be at Mount Panorama from October 6 to 9.