Matt Stone Racing are delighted to share that they have signed Aaron Seton to co-drive with Jack Le Brocq at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.
Following tradition, MSR are proud to be able to continue supporting talented drivers, looking to rise through the ranks by promoting from within their Super2 program.
The signing of Aaron marks the return of the Seton name to the Bathurst grid, and the first time the category will see a third-generation driver race in ‘The Great Race’ at Bathurst.
When asked about the moment he found out he had secured the co-driver seat with Jack Le Brocq, Aaron said he was stoked.
“I am very thankful to the team, from Matt, Jason, and the whole crew. I’m just looking forward to getting to the 1000.
“It’s awesome to be joining a guy like Jack and I really admire the way he has gone about his racing this year since working closer with him.”
Aaron continued, “It’s very special and surreal to be the third generation Seton to do the Bathurst event.
“Obviously, my pop won it back in 1965 and then dad came so close in ’95 so it will be a special moment to go to the event for my first time as a driver and give it a red-hot crack as Jack and I try to aim for that top step.”
The Seton family currently have a combined 48 Bathurst 500/1000 starts to their name but Aaron’s debut at the mountain later this year will make that 49.
Their long-standing history at Bathurst spans back with 1965 when Barry ‘Bo’ Seton claimed the great race crown in what was then known as the Armstrong 500. Glenn made his great race debut in 1983 and came close to Bathurst victory on numerous occasions with 4 podiums, three of which saw him stand on the second step.
Aaron himself is also no stranger to Bathurst endurance racing having previously completed three Bathurst 12 hour starts, including a GT4 class win in 2018. Most recently, Aaron finished on the podium in third place in his last Super2 race at Bathurst in 2021. He also walked away from the weekend with rookie of the round honours.
Jack Le Brocq says he is really pumped to be teaming up with Aaron.
“He is a great young fella and I’ve been able to get to know him quite well throughout the year.
“I am looking forward to teaming up with him; third generation Seton in the sport to do Bathurst is pretty cool and I reckon we will have a pretty good run.”
With his Super2 campaign still at the forefront of his career progression, Aaron will undertake double duties at this year’s Bathurst 1000 event which he and Le Brocq both agree will work in his favour. Aaron will be able to continue developing as much as he can as a driver, while also getting plenty of extra track time under his belt ahead of the race on Sunday.
“It’s great that Aaron’s actually running in the Dunlop series as well over the Bathurst weekend” says Le Brocq.
“I’ve done it many times before when I was a co-driver and it’s really crucial to just get those laps in around there.
“It’s a very daunting place at the best of times and it will be very full on, so for Aaron to be able to compliment his running with his Dunlop series program will allow us to get the most out of him come Sunday.”
This does mean Aaron will take a step back from working on his Super2 car across the race weekend to allow more time for him to rest and recover between sessions and spend more time with Le Brocq and his main game crew in preparation for what is the biggest race on the calendar.
Jack and Aaron will complete at least one test day together at Queensland Raceway in the next couple of months ahead of October’s Repco Bathurst 1000 event.