BJR recruit Fraser reunites with Triple Eight

28 Mar
BJR co-driver Declan Fraser returns to the Triple Eight fold in GT World Challenge Australia
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Brad Jones Racing recruit Declan Fraser has returned to Triple Eight Race Engineering to race in the 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS series.

Fraser will share a Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Peter Hackett, with Triple Eight fielding one entry in the Pro-Am class.

The 23-year-old was recently announced alongside Andre Heimgartner for the 2024 enduros in BJR's #8 R&J Batteries Chevrolet, with the duo first linking up at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 on September 13-15.

Fraser reunites with Triple Eight, having won the 2022 Dunlop Super2 Series with the team. Triple Eight also gave Fraser his Bathurst 1000 debut in the team's wildcard entry, and he combined with Craig Lowndes to finish a record high eighth for a wildcard.

Fraser and Hackett will race together for the first time on April 12-14 at Phillip Island.

“It’s cool to team up again with Triple Eight,” said Fraser, who raced full-time in Supercars with Tickford Racing last year.

“I won the Super2 title with them, coming back into a professional class, I’m really excited to get underway.

“I have never raced a GT3 car. The only time I have raced this style of car was a one-off race at Sandown in GT4, but we have a test day at Queensland Raceway beforehand, plus plenty of practice miles at Phillip Island leading into the event.


“Going to Phillip Island is going to give me the best grasp on how the cars react, trusting the aerodynamics, trusting the tyre. A Supercar has a fair bit of aero, but a GT3 car has even more, so I will need to learn as I go.

“Triple Eight has such a plethora of information and data with these cars, and Peter Hackett has raced them so many times. I’m really going to lean on his experience to understand how the cars work.

“We’ve assembled an amazing combination for this entry – drivers, team and car. Pete has done so much, and so has the team. I’m really confident that we are going to have a good result.

“The GT class looks very strong, too. Every day it surprises me – new big names being announced – a few GT experts and Supercars drivers.

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“It’s going to showcase the skills everyone has, the variety in the brands of cars, and that’s exactly what GT racing is about.”

The experienced Hackett previously won the 2017 Australian GT Championship with Dominic Storey, and scored a class podium in the 2012 Bathurst 12 Hour.

“It’s super exciting for me,” Hackett said.

“I’ve been in this championship in various guises over the years, but not since I won with Dom in 2017 and it’s a title that I’d love to win again.

“I’m honoured to be part of Triple Eight again. I know how much they want to win and I’m keen to be part of its assault on the title.

“We know that Declan is fast. Anyone who drives a race car as well as he does can get the job done in GT cars."

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