Callum Hedge has been confirmed for a full 2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia campaign with Earl Bamber Motorsport.
Payne took two pole positions and a race win in the EBM Porsche this year, and is now all but assured a 2023 Repco Supercars Championship seat at Grove Racing.
There he took finishes of 14th, 12th, ninth and eighth. He also competed in the final round of the 2021 Formula Regional European Championship at Monza in late October.
Announcements on social media from both Porsche New Zealand and Earl Bamber Motorsport made no mention of Payne nor Madeline Stewart, who also competed in Carrera Cup at Mount Panorama earlier this month.
Payne's only publicly confirmed plans for 2022 involve contesting the Dunlop Super2 Series in a Grove Junior Team Nissan Altima.