BRT reveals 2024 looks for James Courtney, Aaron Love
2010 champion Courtney to steer #7 Snowy River Caravans Ford
Rising star Love to drive team's regular #3 CoolDrive Mustang
The Blanchard Racing Team has christened its first season as a two-car team with a striking reveal of its 2024 liveries for James Courtney and Aaron Love.
The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship will be BRT’s first season with two Fords on the grid, having operated as a one-car squad between 2021 and 2023.
Courtney and Love will test their new-look Mustangs at Winton Motor Raceway on Wednesday February 7, ahead of the season-opening Thrifty Bathurst 500. Tickets for the February 23-25 event are on sale now.
The experienced Courtney and rising star Love form one of the most intriguing combinations on the grid, with an age difference of 22 years.
Courtney, the 2010 champion, arrives from Tickford Racing, with Perth-born Love set for his full-time main game debut.
BRT revealed its 2024 Mustangs with a striking hype reel shot at the historic Calder Park Raceway, with both cars hitting the famous Thunderdome.
Courtney will carry the familiar Snowy River Caravans colours on his #7 Ford, while Love will get behind the wheel of BRT’s regular #3 CoolDrive Ford.
The Box Hill squad will hit the track with Gen3 Fords built in-house, and has also acquired a third car from Tickford, which has downscaled to two cars.
In addition to the drivers and liveries, BRT has also been making waves off-track. Tim and John Blanchard will continue as co-Team Principals, while Kate Harrington arrives as Team Manager.
The team will also be led by Mathew Nilsson (Technical Director), Will Jefford (Crew Chief), Race Engineers Chris Fitzgerald (Love) and Raymond Lau (Courtney), and Data Engineers Emma Cliffe (Love) and Aidan Graham (Courtney).
"The journey from one car to two is a testament to BRT’s growth and potential. We are incredibly excited about this two-pronged attack in 2024 with our dynamic duo of drivers in James and Aaron, and cannot wait to see what we can achieve together," BRT Team Co-Principal Tim Blanchard said.
“We are hungry for success and ready to make our mark on the championship. Thank you to our naming partners, Snowy River Caravans and CoolDrive Auto Parts, for their support in making this possible.
“The BRT fan community has been absolutely amazing since day one. We consider them as an integral part of our BRT family, and we are continually grateful for their unwavering support.
“We are committed to further enhancing fan engagement and providing exciting opportunities in 2024 to show our gratitude and appreciation."
Courtney, will will start his 19th season in the main game, said: “I can’t wait for the season to get started at Bathurst. The teal livery on the Snowy River Caravans Mustang looks absolutely spectacular.
“The entire team has put in a lot of work during the off-season, and our results will speak for themselves. I look forward to working with Aaron this year. He is truly one of the rising stars of the sport, and I am eager to help push him and our team forward."
Love, 21, was a standout in last year's Dunlop Series and also debuted in the main game in the enduros aboard a BRT wildcard.
“I'm thrilled to continue my journey with BRT. The CoolDrive Racing Mustang looks fantastic as usual and I am proud to drive it in 2024," Love said. “The BRT crew had been working around the clock during the offseason and I am confident we will experience success this year. I'm excited to drive alongside James, a Supercars champion, and learn from him to further build my knowledge in the sport."
BRT will begin pre-season testing at Winton Raceway on February 7, leading up to the season-opening Bathurst 500 at Mount Panorama Circuit from February 23-25