Blanchard Holden complete in nick of time

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 16/02/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Tim Blanchard’s CoolDrive Holden is ready for today’s Sydney Motorsport Park test after a last-minute freight delivery.

Its livery unveil this morning follows the arrival of its wing from Queensland-based supplier Lightning Composites late last night.

The late arrival of parts for the new ZB Commodores has been a talking point in the build-up to the test, which marks the only serious hit-out before the Adelaide 500.

A second wing for Garry Rogers Motorsport also arrived in Sydney last night after the team completed Wednesday’s shakedowns utilising one from Erebus.

Holden squads will have to get through today with few or no spares, making for a nervous day for teams and drivers.

Blanchard's Holden was without its wing when it arrived in Sydney Blanchard's Holden was without its wing when it arrived in Sydney

Run under his own Racing Entitlements Contract, Blanchard returns for a third season with BJR in 2018.

He ended up 22nd in points last year, but is optimistic for the year ahead.

“I’m excited to get behind the wheel and see how different the ZB Commodore package is,” he said.

“We’ve also got a new engine supplier for 2018, with KRE Race Engines looking after the team.

“We’ve got a lot to look forward to this year and as a team we are eager to move forward after a tricky 2017 season.”

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