Monday, Feb 12 03:50pm
AUTHOR: Matthew Hansen

Storey confirmed for 2018 Super2 Development Series debut

There will be at least two New Zealanders on next year's Dunlop Super2 Development Series grid, following confirmation that Dominic Storey will race Eggleston Motorsport's fourth Holden VF Commodore entry in the V8 series. 


The 28-year-old comes off his strongest season of competition; underlined by overall victory in the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship with co-driver Peter Hackett and Eggleston Motorsport's Super2 division. He will race alongside new Eggleston Motorsport teammates Paul Dumbrell, Will Brown, and Nathan Morcom. 


Storey confirmed to last November that he was in the process of sorting out a Super2 programme for 2018, but at the time there were multiple options available. 


“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,” he said at the time. 


“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.”


It will be the first time Storey has commited to a full-time seat in a touring car championship since he ran in the now defunct BNT V8 SuperTourers. 


He joins Garry Roger Motorsport's Chris Pither as one of two Kiwis on the Super2 driver list; following in the footsteps of former development series New Zealanders Scott McLaughlin, Richie Stanaway, Simon Evans, and Mark Porter. 


The first round of the Dunlop Super2 is at the March 1–4 Adelaide 500 where they feature on the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship undercard.