Team JELD-WEN’s Alex Davison will pair with experienced V8 Supercar co-driver John McIntyre in all three V8 Supercars Endurance Cup long-distance races at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast.
McIntyre is a long-standing Ford driver and has three New Zealand touring car titles to his name and also won last year’s inaugural NZ V8 SuperTourers Sprint Series.
He is excited to continue his relationship with the factory team after last year partnering Alex’s brother Will at Sandown and Bathurst.
”I am really looking forward to driving with Alex as he is always one of the drivers in the mix at the end of these long-distance races,” McIntyre said.
“He and the team have been making obvious progress all season since they joined the series and I think we should be strong at all three tracks.
“I’ve worked with Campbell Little before and obviously was with FPR last year so it will be a familiar environment which always helps. The new-spec V8 Supercars have distinct similarities to the SuperTourer I race so that should aid my transition to the new cars.
“I’d also like to thank Charlie for the opportunity as his seat was definitely the best one available and I look forward to what Alex and I can achieve together.”
Team owner Charlie Schwerkolt believes the experience of his two drivers will be a valuable asset come the Endurance Cup.
“I am thrilled to bits to have John join Team JELD-WEN and I am sure he will do a great job for us,” Schwerkolt said.
“Alex has always been consistent and quick at the endurance races and it is all about being there in the closing stages so no matter which driver we paired with him, car 18 was going to be a contender.
“But with John in the car we have two very experienced drivers that know the team and the tracks so it gives us a great chance of gaining high overall results.”
Team JELD-WEN is busily preparing the #18 JELD-WEN FPR Ford for the trip to Austin, Texas, for next weekend’s first ever V8 Supercars event in America.