Reigning champion Aaron Borg will return to the V8 SuperUte Series to defend his title with the Sieders Racing Team and backing from ACDelco in 2023.
Borg sealed the 2022 Haltech V8 SuperUte Series title at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 last October in a Holden Colorado; it was his first category victory and his second national title after claiming the 2019 Toyota 86 Racing Series Australia. Borg will this adorn the coveted #1 on one of the new Isuzu D-MAX SuperUtes.
“Any time you get to run the #1 is a great privilege and we’ll be looking to keep it up the front all year, for sure,” said Borg. “The boys at Sieders Racing Team have been working extremely hard over the off-season building several new SuperUtes, and I’m lucky enough to be racing in one of the brand new Isuzu D-MAXs.
“This year is definitely going to be a lot tougher with a lot of new drivers coming in, as well as some mega peddlers returning. There’s probably now 8-10 drivers who will be fighting for race wins, so it’s definitely going to be a fun year, particularly in the reverse grid races. I’m looking forward to being on track in Perth and seeing where we can put the #1 ACDelco Isuzu SuperUte.”
Borg’s dominant 2022 season featured five race wins, 18 podiums, two pole positions, and two fastest laps. With plans to move into Super2 thwarted by financial limitations, Borg said there was no question about returning to the category when the opportunity presented.
“When Luke [Sieders] said there was an opportunity to come back into the SuperUtes I jumped at it! The category is going from strength to strength and presents amazing value to our partners. We get great exposure on track and on TV at all the main Supercar events throughout the country which is one of the reasons ACDelco were keen to be part of the 2023 program.
“ACDelco are continuing to open new service centres throughout the country and I’m looking forward to representing this great brand again in 2023. We’ll be having our #1 ACDelco SuperUte on display at service centres in the lead up to each event, which are always great nights to be at,” said Borg.
Borg is supported this year by partners ACDelco, Track n Field Massage, Signace, Maven Property, X’Zuit, City Cave, as well as supporting the Starlight Childrens Foundation on the SuperUte.
Round 1 of the 2023 V8 SuperUte Series season kicks off from 28-30 April 2023 at CARCO.com.au Raceway in Western Australia, in support of the Repco Supercars Championship.