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Monday, Nov 13 07:17pm
AUTHOR: Simon Chapman

Dom Storey confirms Dunlop Super2 Series debut for 2018

2017 CAMS Australian Endurance Championship winner Dom Storey has confirmed he’ll race in the Dunlop Super2 Series next year.


The 28-year-old won the Australian GT Endurance Championship alongside Peter Hackett with the Eggleston Motorsport team at this year's Highlands 501. Now he’s set his sights on breaking into the main game with a drive in the Virgin Australia Supcars Championship feeder series.


“I'm going to do the Super2 championship, which will be announced in the future,” Storey told velocitynews.co.nz.


“I think there will be a fairly good programme next year, which I'm quite excited about.


Storey said the move to Super2 was the next step for the Kiwi who made the move to Australia with the ambition to move up the racing ranks and reach his ultimate goal. 


“My goal when I moved to Australia was to pick up a Supercars drive, as a co-driver initially. It's a tough championship and there's a lot more to it these days than being a successful driver.


“But I've ticked some boxes this year that I wanted to; that was winning a race and getting the championship.

“So I think progressing into that, but keep GT as a back-up. My goal is Supercars, but I'm realistic, I want to just give myself that last crack and chance to try and break in. That's what we'll do.”


Having competed in the now defunct V8 SuperTourers initially with John McIntyre Racing, then his own team iSport Racing, Storey said he’s not worried about the transition from the GT3 Mercedes-Benz to a Supercar.


“When I drive the [GT3] car, I turn the aids pretty much nearly off anyway. It's just a big car with aero basically, and a bit of traction control when you need it.


“Absolutely it's going to be a change, but a couple of test days and I think I'll be on top of it. For sure it will be a shock to the system.”


:ate in his V8 SuperTourers career, Storey drove with current Supercars Championship driver and 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 winner Nick Percat. He also paired up with Matt Gibson and co-drove with Steven Richards before taking the reigns of the car himself.


Storey couldn’t confirm which team he’d be racing with. He wouldn’t say whether he would be joining the Eggleston Motorsport outfit either, but with ties to them already there is a chance he might drive with them.


Currently Paul Dumbrell, Will Brown and Nathan Morcom drive for the Australian team. 

“There's a couple of options, and I'm sure it'll be worked through in the next couple of weeks and announced in due course.”


Off the back of winning the Endurance Championship, Storey said he’s hopeful he’ll be able to run another year of the championship alongside any Super2 commitments.


“I'd love to return with Pete and do the Endurance Championship next year. If he drives in that by himself, I think there's a very good chance that I'll jump in with him again and do the endurance part of the championship.


“We're a great pairing, and he's got a lot of faith and trust in me and I've got the same level of respect back to him.”


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