The Blanchard Racing Team becomes the latest 'main game’ squad to venture into the Dunlop Super2 Series, where it will field a Ford Mustang for rising star Aaron Love.
It marks a full-time return to Australian shores for Love, who spent last year 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.
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 will make his Great Race debut aboard a BRT wildcard Mustang with the returning Jake Kostecki.