Third-generation racer Aaron Seton is the first driver to officially confirm an entry for Australia’s new Toyota 86 Racing Series.
The 17-year-old steps into the category after winning Class B of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge last year with Scott Taylor Motorsport.
Seton, the son of two-time Australian Touring Car champion Glenn and grandson of 1965 Bathurst winner Barry, will compete in all five rounds of the Toyota-backed competition.
Renowned suspension expert Glenn is currently overseeing the build of his son’s car to technical rules formulated especially for the Australian series by Toyota and Neal Bates Motorsport.
“I’ve got a lot to live up to, with dad and pop’s success,” said Aaron, who started the year with a Bathurst 12 Hour class victory aboard a MARC V8.
“But heading into this series, I see their experience and support as a big advantage, and I’m keen to make them proud.”
Up to 32 of the Toyota 86s are expected for the opening round at Winton Motor Raceway on May 20-22.
All five events will run alongside the V8 Supercars, with subsequent rounds on August 26-28 (Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint), September 16-18 (Sandown 500), October 6-9 (Bathurst 1000) and November 25-27 (Sydney 500).