Jayden Ojeda will return to Matt Stone Racing for this year’s Bathurst 1000 event after re-signing with the team as a co-driver for a second year running.
Ojeda, who will partner with Todd Hazelwood in the #35 Truck Assist Racing Commodore, enters this year’s Bathurst 1000 with more main game experience than his previous great race starts after competing as a wildcard at the Darwin Triple Crown, and Winton SuperSprint events earlier in the year.
“I am really looking forward to teaming up with Todd Hazelwood at MSR for what will be my second Bathurst 1000 start with the team,” says Jayden.
This will be Ojeda’s third Bathurst 1000 start, his second with the team, and first alongside Todd Hazelwood.
Having raced as a co-driver with MSR previously in 2021, and the fact he has since completed a couple of solo main game rounds, the team are confident Jayden has the capabilities to complete the job at hand by executing consistent stints when in the car .
“So far, the team has had an awesome year and hopefully we can add to that in October with a great result.” Ojeda continued, “The team has made a massive step forward this year which is really good to see. The expansion of personnel and resources available is quite clear, and they are getting the results to show for it which has been really good.”
“For me, it is really exciting to obviously be teaming up with them again and I look forward to jumping in the car.”
Jayden will undertake his first co-driver laps of the season with the team at today’s test day at Queensland Raceway. He will then take part in the co-drivers practice session at the Sandown SuperSprint next Friday.