Bright and Jones Set Sights on Bathurst

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 10/05/2013
  • By Team BOC

Winning Bathurst is still on Team BOC's bucket list and, with two victories under his belt so far this year, Jason Bright is hoping he and Andrew Jones will be able to deliver.

Jones, who has driven with Bright for the last two years, has again been confirmed as the team's endurance co-driver for the Sandown 500 in September and the Bathurst 1000 in October.

Both drivers are cautiously optimistic after the team's strong start to the season, which sees Bright currently fourth in the Championship standings heading into next weekend's race in Austin, Texas.

“We're obviously very excited about it (the enduros),” Bright said. 

“This year has proven so far that we should be in better contention than we have been previously. There's no doubt this is the most competitive I've felt going into the start of the season so we'll have as good a chance as anyone.

“For BJR to win a Bathurst and for the Jones name to be on the trophy would mean a lot to everyone there I'm sure. Brad tried very hard to get a win there; it's the one thing that's missing from his career. He probably cared a lot more about that than the Championship and he's certainly always put a lot of emphasis on it. 

“As a team owner I'm sure he'd get a lot of satisfaction from seeing one of his cars bring that trophy back to the workshop."

Andrew Jones said everyone in the garage wants the team’s name on that trophy. 

“Brighty has won there before and the last three years we've gone thinking we're a chance, even if we weren't as strong as we are this year,” Jones said. 

“This year, you don't want to count your chickens, but I certainly feel we've got the consistency and that's got to help. It's my third year driving with Brighty and I feel that my relationship with him is stronger and stronger each year and I really enjoy the time I spend with him at the races and away. We're working together really well."

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