Dylan O’Keeffe will once again drive alongside Jimmy Golding for the 2023 Supercars endurance races at Sandown and Bathurst, joining Golding in the #31 Nulon Racing Camaro.
25-year-old O’Keeffe and Golding have enjoyed a strong friendship since they worked together at Garry Rogers Motorsport, with their relationship solidified when they teamed up at Bathurst last year.
“I really enjoyed working with Jimmy and Nulon Racing last year, so I am very excited to once again be partnering with the team to take on the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 in the new Gen 3 Camaro,” O’Keeffe said.
“I have had a good number of laps in the #31 this year between the pre-season test at Sydney Motorsport Park and the recent Queensland Raceway test day, and I am doing all I can off the track to prepare for this year’s enduro season.
“Jimmy and I have a great relationship and after having different co-drivers in my first three Bathurst starts, it’s good to have some continuity for 2023.”
Golding said he was very pleased to once again have O’Keeffe as his co-driver.
“I have known Dylan for some time now, which dates back to our days racing and working alongside each other at Garry Rogers Motorsport,” Golding said.
“To share the car with Dylan for the first time at Bathurst last year was very enjoyable and we worked well together. He did a faultless job last year at the 1000, so to have him onboard at both Bathurst and Sandown will be awesome!
“Having Sandown back on the calendar as a lead-up to the 1000 is much better. I have some good memories from that circuit and it’s one both Dylan and I have been successful at in the past. Bathurst is no different in terms of previous performances so there’s no reason we can’t achieve great results for PremiAir Racing at both events.”
This will be O’Keeffe’s fifth Supercars main-game race start and his fourth Bathurst 1000, following appearances at the 2019 Gold Coast 600 with GRM (as a last-minute replacement for Richie Stanaway), the 2020 Bathurst 1000 with Kelly Racing alongside Andre Heimgartner (finishing 11th), the 2021 Bathurst 1000 with Garry Jacobson (finishing 14th) and the 2022 Bathurst 1000 with Golding (finishing 12th).
O’Keeffe finished fifth in the 2019 Super2 Series aboard a Garry Rogers Motorsport Commodore. He has also been a race winner in Porsche Carrera Cup and TCR Australia.
O’Keeffe also has solid credentials at Mount Panorama; in addition to his Bathurst 100 results, he is also a two-time Bathurst 12 Hour class winner (2017 in a Porsche GT3 and 2023 in an Audi R8) and a Bathurst 6 Hour class winner in 2022, aboard a Mercedes A45 AMG.
In 2023 he is competing in Carrera Cup Australia and selected GT World Challenge Australia rounds.