By Connor O’Brien
Friday 17th December, 2021 – 11:02am
Thomas Maxwell has finally beaten the budget shortfall that put a halt on his motorsport aspirations to secure a plum 2022 Dunlop Super2 Series drive.
A Darwin native, Maxwell will return from two years out of the game to make his rookie Super2 campaign for Nissan team MW Motorsport.
The 23-year-old raced against both Thomas Randle and Zane Goddard in the 2017 Formula Renault Eurocup series aboard, and secured a top 10 end-of-season ranking the following year – finishing just two spots behind Aussie Formula 1 protégé Oscar Piastri.
Maxwell contested the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season before fading into the background for a couple of years.
“I’m super excited to be back on the grid in 2022 after a couple of seasons off,” said Maxwell.
“I’ve definitely got more hunger than I’ve ever had before and I’ve worked seven days a week for the past couple of years to ensure I’m not only on the grid for 2022, but have the structure in place to challenge at the front.”
MWM are perennial front-runners in Super2, having won the 2019 and 2020 titles with Bryce Fullwood and Randle, respectively.
Maxwell is the team’s first driver announced for next season.
…“I’m fully committed to making sure it will be a successful 2022 season, that’s why I’ve aligned myself with the best team on the Super2 grid,” Maxwell continued.
“I’ve got a lot of faith in Matt