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Coulthard is awaiting contract approval before aiming for a 2022 Supercars ride

The Kiwi was locked away with Team Sydney for the upcoming campaign, only for those plans to potentially be scuttled by the Webb family, who sold the squad to drag racer Peter Xiberras.

That has left 13-time Supercars race winner Coulthard in limbo just weeks before the start of the 2022 season, with no guarantee of a spot in the redesigned Xiberras outfit.

Autosport understand Coulthard, 39, is waiting to be released from his existing contract with the Webbs so he can properly consider options for 2022.

The continuation of what is set to become PremiAir Hire Racing is not out of the question, but there has been speculation that changes will be made under the new ownership.

Former Team Sydney rider Chris Pither has been heavily linked with a return to the squad in a full-time role this season.

The Kiwi has history with Tekno/Team Sydney, having raced for the team in Coca-Cola colors in the 2020 season.

Outside of PremiAir Hire Racing, Coulthard would be considered a top draft pick for the Bathurst 1000 if he ventured into the passenger market.

Fabian Coulthard, Team Sydney Holden

Photo by: Edge Photographics

A potential fit is Walkinshaw Andretti United who need a new co-driver for reigning Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert, now Lee Holdsworth is making the move to Grove Racing.

Garry Jacobson, who was Coulthard’s teammate at Team Sydney last season, is said to be in a similar stint in relation to his 2022 contract.

The field was believed to have been sorted in 2022 prior to the sale of Team Sydney, with all other teams included.

There are a number of moves, led by Nick Percat’s sensational return to the Walkinshaw group in a straight swap with Bryce Fulwood joining BJR.

Andre Heimgartner is also BJR-bound and has been replaced at GR by Holdsworth, while Matt Stone Racing will have an all-new lineup of Jack Le Brocq and Todd Hazelwood.

Jake Kostecki and Thomas Randle both join Tickford Racing while Broc Feeney takes over the Triple Eight seat vacated by seven-time series champion Jamie Whincup.

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The 2022 season is set to kick off on the streets of Newcastle from March 4th to 6th.


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