Top 10 for Percat, MSR third in championship

Bendix Racing driver Nick Percat collected another top 10 result as Matt Stone Racing leaves Bathurst third in the Supercars Teams’ Championship.

Percat earned a second-consecutive Top 10 Shootout berth and qualified the car ninth on the grid for Race 2 of the season.

The #10 Bendix Racing crew ran a clean race to take home another solid result in ninth at the chequered flag.

Cameron Hill in the #4 Tyrepower Racing entry was unfortunately caught up in a start-line incident which caused damage to the left-front.

That was after a steering-related issue hampered Hill in qualifying; only able to get a single run, he qualified 14th, which put him back in the pack and amongst the chaos at the start.

Following the Lap 1 incident, Hill limped back to the garage and the Matt Stone Racing crew were able to get the car back out, however, 10 laps down.

The never-give-up attitude of Cam and the MSR crew saw them still take home crucial championship points for finishing the race.

As mentioned, Matt Stone Racing is a brilliant third in the Teams’ Championship at the end of the opening round of the 2024 season.

Not only that, but the double top 10 puts Percat sixth in the Drivers’ Championship and Cam in P12, despite the misfortune on Sunday.

The next event on the calendar sees Supercars race at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix from March 21-24.


Nick Percat – Driver of #10:

“What a weekend with the Bendix Racing crew. Amazing first weekend with MSR to be honest, we’re sixth in the championship, two top 10 results, two Top 10 Shootouts; honestly couldn’t have thought it could have gone much better. From my side, amazing just to get miles in this car — it’s much different to what I’m used to in the past with the philosophy and the way the car is set up. Overall, a really positive weekend, a lot of learning from my side. Cannot wait to get to the next round and continue building on the momentum we’ve got as a team. Cam has been super fast as well, so once we have a bit of luck on his side… we would have had two cars in the top 10 today. Can’t wait to get to the next one.”

Cameron Hill – Driver of #4:

“All done for Round 1 — it was polar opposites for me from Saturday to Sunday but that’s the highs and lows of motorsport. We had dramas in qualifying, only got one run and landed up P14, probably not showing our full potential. Then it was all done in the race pretty much before the first corner. I was trying to go between the row in front of me and there just wasn’t enough room and tangled with someone. It’s still a really good weekend for us; we rolled out with a fast car, we executed really well on Saturday and the boys did an amazing job. We won’t let today define us, we’re going to come back and we’re going to be stronger than ever before. Thank you to everyone here at Matt Stone Racing and all the supporters that made this possible.”