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BJR secures extended #8 Camaro naming rights

19 Jul
Brad Jones Racing renews deal with R&J Batteries
3 mins by James Pavey
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Brad Jones Racing has renewed its deal with R&J Batteries, which is naming rights partner of the #8 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Andre Heimgartner.

The new deal which will see the partnership between BJR and R&J Batteries extend for another two years.

The #8 R&J Batteries Camaro has been one of the quickest this season, with Heimgartner sixth in the championship after six rounds.

The New Zealander has claimed five podiums; one at Albert Park, one in Tasmania, two in Darwin and one in Townsville.

BJR is also third in the teams' championship with the dual entry of Heimgartner and Bryce Fullwood, who drives the #14 Middy's Electrical Camaro.

R&J Batteries has backed the #8 BJR entry since 2020.

"Ray [Robson, Managing Director] and Stuart [Hamilton, CEO] have been incredible to work with for the last three years and to keep R&J Batteries a part of our team is very exciting," team owner Jones said.

"The R&J team’s passion for motorsport and BJR is unquestionable and I’m proud to keep them on board.

Heimgartner with R&J Batteries’ Ray Robson and Stuart Hamilton

"There’s not a lot of operators out there like Ray and Stuart and they’ve grown R&J Batteries into a real success story.

"Our partnership works on many levels and what we’ve been able to achieve on track this year, alongside the challenges of building all new cars and learning how to get the best out of the Camaros, is proof that of the hard work the team has put in and that R&J Batteries sees the value of that."

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Heimgartner added: "I’m thrilled for the team to continue their partnership with R&J Batteries.

"Ray and Stuart were so welcoming and supportive of me when I joined and I’m happy that they’re continuing with BJR.

"It’s a great fit for all of us and I’m thrilled to be a part of the R&J Batteries family."

Robson said: "It’s with great pleasure and excitement that I would like to announce that R&J Batteries has committed to another two year deal with BJR.

"The Gen3 era has brought the field back to an even playing field and Andre has proven his ability to adapt quite well into this new form of Supercars.

"It has been great to see new faces on the podium at each round so far this year.

"We thoroughly enjoy spending time with the whole BJR crew, there are many similarities between the BJR and R&J Batteries businesses.

"I receive many comments from customers and friends that were not particular fans of Supercars previously, that are now hooked and look forward to the next round which is warming.

"We are looking forward to spending more time with the BJR family, hoping for some more podiums this year and maybe even a first, which would be exciting."

The 2023 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight on July 28-30. Tickets are on sale now.

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