Class of 2020: A look at who is going where in 2021
Repco Supercars Championship
Following last night’s announcements that David Reynolds has left Erebus and Brad Jones Racing has now locked in its four-driver line-up for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, fans are keeping a close eye on which drivers will fill the remaining seats on the grid.
Three-time Champion Scott McLaughlin has moved to a full-time role in IndyCar meaning a new Repco Supercars Champion will be crowned.
The only other driver to confirm he won’t return full-time in 2021 is Rick Kelly.
Erebus’ Will Brown is so far the only rookie to be announced for the 2021 Championship, although there is plenty of speculation other Dunlop Super2 Series graduates may also be making the step up.
Reynolds is expected to remain on the grid, his Bathurst winning engineer Alistair McVean has already been linked to a switch to a Ford Mustang at Kelly Racing.
At least one team is expected to make a further driver announcement this week.
Cars hit the track for official testing on the weekend of February 13-14 and the opening event of the year, the Mount Panorama 500 from 26-28 February, giving teams at least seven weeks to lock in their 2021 plans.
As of 17th December, here is a breakdown of driver movement so far for the class of 2020.
- Thirteen drivers confirmed to return to 2020 team for full-time drives in 2021
- Two drivers confirmed to not return in a full-time capacity
- Three drivers confirmed to switch teams
- Eight drivers yet to announce 2021 positions
Dick Johnson Racing
Scott McLaughlin: The three-time Champion will only return as a co-driver for the Repco Bathurst 1000 after following his racing dream to the USA where he will be a full-time IndyCar Driver in 2021.
Fabian Coulthard: Confirmed switch to Team SYDNEY to drive the Local Legends Commodore in 2021.
Triple Eight Race Engineering
Jamie Whincup: Confirmed to drive Red Bull Ampol Commodore in 2021.
Shane van Gisbergen: Confirmed to drive Red Bull Ampol Commodore in 2021.
Cam Waters: Confirmed to drive Monster Energy Ford Mustang in 2021.
James Courtney: Confirmed to drive Boost Mobile Ford Mustang in 2021.
Jack Le Brocq: Nothing announced for 2021 yet.
Lee Holdsworth: Nothing announced for 2021 yet.
Will Davison: Confirmed switch to Dick Johnson Racing to drive Ford Mustang in 2021.
Walkinshaw Andretti United
Chaz Mostert: Confirmed to drive for WAUR in 2021.
Bryce Fullwood: Confirmed to drive for WAUR in 2021.
Anton De Pasquale: Confirmed switch to Dick Johnson Racing to drive Ford Mustang in 2021.
David Reynolds: Confirmed he has left Erebus. Nothing else announced for 2021 yet.
Andre Heimgartner: Confirmed to drive for Kelly Racing in 2021.
Rick Kelly: Has retired from full-time driving.
Brad Jones Racing
Nick Percat: Confirmed to drive for BJR in 2021.
Todd Hazelwood: Confirmed to drive for BJR in 2021.
Macauley Jones: Confirmed to drive for BJR in 2021.
Jack Smith: Confirmed to drive for BJR in 2021.
Scott Pye: Confirmed to drive for Team 18 in 2021.
Mark Winterbottom: Confirmed to drive for Team 18 in 2021.