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- 2017 V8 Supercar Championship Season - News - BATHURST WINNER NICK PERCAT JOINS BJR
News // BATHURST WINNER NICK PERCAT JOINS BJR

Brad Jones Racing is excited to unveil its newest recruit for the 2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, 2011 Bathurst Winner - Nick Percat.

Nick made his full time debut in the category in 2014 with Walkinshaw Racing/James Rosenberg Racing, then moved to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for the 2015 & 2016 seasons. Nick will take over from Jason Bright in the #8 BJR Commodore.

In his short career Nick has already added some prestigious race wins to his name, including the Bathurst 1000 in 2011, and the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide earlier this year.

Nick was on Bathurst podium again this year, which totals 3 Bathurst podium appearances in his 6 attempts at the Mountain.

Nick said “It will be great to work with the team at BJR. They are a respected Holden team and one I’ve wanted to work with for quite a while now.”

“I’m super excited to start 2017 with the BJR team, especially at my home track of Adelaide where I took the Clipsal 500 win earlier this year. I couldn’t be happier with the announcement and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

 “It also means I’ll be working with the two Tim’s again - Slade & Blanchard. I was team-mates with Slade in 2014 and Blanchard in 2015 and we worked really well together. Plus we’ve been friends for many years, so it’s the perfect fit for me.”

Team Boss Brad Jones “I’m really eager to see how Nick goes next year. I’ve been keeping an eye on him over the years and watched his success in Formula Ford and especially the Dunlop Series.“

“There is no doubt that Nick has a lot of talent behind the wheel. If you look at our team history with unlocking driver talent, I think Nick will be yet another driver we can get to the front. He is undeniably fast.”

“Having Nick on the team also means we’ve got two proud South Australians on the team, so kicking off at the Clipsal 500 next year is undoubtedly going to be a big event for us.”

“I believe 2017 will be a strong year for us at Brad Jones Racing.”

Published: 26 October 2016.

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