The Blanchard Racing Team becomes the latest 'main game’ squad to promote another rising star, with Aaron Love stepping up to the big time in 2024.
BRT ran a full Dunlop Series campaign for Love in 2023, which marked a full-time return to Australian shores for Love, who spent 2022 primarily in Europe to race in France's Carrera Cup series. He also made a pair of cameo appearances in Porsche Supercup, racing on the Formula 1 support card at Paul Ricard and Silverstone.
Love showed glimpses of impressive pace in 2023, highlighted by a maiden victory at Mount Panorama.
The son of Western Australian racer lan and the younger sibling of fellow young gun Jordan, Love started karting at six years old and made his circuit racing debut six years later in Wanneroo's Formula 1000 class.
Love then moved into Formula 4 in 2017 and claimed third place in the 2018 championship with Team BRM before following his brother onto the Porsche Motorsport ladder. He joined Sonic Motor Racing Services for the 2019 Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge season, where he won six races but narrowly missed out on the title.
He became the youngest driver in Carrera Cup history when, at age 17, he made his debut at the 2019 season-ending Gold Coast round as a dress rehearsal for what was supposed to be a full-season til in 2020 Love claimed his maiden race win in the COVID-shortened year and finished fifth overall in the similarly-impacted 2021 season.
Last year he did just six of the eight Carrera Cup Australia rounds as he focused on his French campaign, but finished within a few points of winning the title after taking 12 wins in just 18 race starts.
Love made his Great Race debut aboard a BRT wildcard Mustang with the returning Jake Kostecki, paving the way to 2024.