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Walkinshaw Andretti United has today confirmed the Teams 2022 Bathurst 1000 pairings, with Chaz Mostert partnering with Fabian Coulthard, and Nick Percat teaming up with Warren Luff.
Percat and Luff will share the Mobil 1 NTI Racing No. 2, with Mostert and Coulthard in the Mobil 1 Optus Racing No. 25.
October’s Bathurst 1000 will mark Coulthard’s racing return to the Team. To date, he has 471 Supercars starts, which have included 13 race wins and 60 podiums, including a Bathurst podium in 2017. He also has 18 Bathurst 1000 starts currently.
Luff returns to the Team for his ninth consecutive season, fresh off the back of his top-five finish in 2022. Since joining the team in 2014 he has won the 2015 Enduro Cup, the 2016 Sandown 500 and has stood on the podium seven times, four of which at the Bathurst 1000. Over the course of his career to date, he has six Bathurst 1000 podiums from his 21 starts.
Both Luff and Coulthard will continue to be heavily involved in the Team’s 2022 programme, before the Bathurst 1000 on October 6-9.
FABIAN COULTHARD – MOBIL 1 OPTUS RACING
“I’m really excited to be teaming up with Chaz in the Mobil 1 Optus Racing No. 25 this year, we are working really well together.
“Being close to the team inside the garage has been awesome, I felt right at home from that start, and it’s been great spending time at the track and seeing how everyone works operationally – it all helps with just the one enduro this season.
“We will have one final test day before we head to Bathurst which will be important, but I’m really excited to see what we can achieve at The Mountain in October that’s for sure.
WARREN LUFF – MOBIL 1 NTI RACING
“It’s fantastic to be alongside Nick this year in the Mobil 1 NTI Racing No. 2, it’s been great working with him so far this year, I think we are very similar in terms of what we would like out of the car, so it’s all been really smooth.
“I’ve spent a lot of time inside the garage this year which has been great, and something that wasn’t as easy the last few years, so that definitely helps as well.
“Bathurst preparations will start to ramp up soon, I’m looking forward to getting back in the car for our final test day, and then of course getting to Bathurst.”
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