Fresh sponsor for Percat/Jones Holden

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 12/09/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Brad Jones Racing’s #8 Holden will race with a fresh livery at the Sandown 500, but it’s not a retro look.

The team has unveiled primary sponsorship from Snapes Project Logistics for the Commodore Nick Percat is set to share with Macauley Jones.

Snapes has been operating since 1932 and provides interstate furniture logistics to a range of industries.

The #8 entry is the only one of the Albury-based squad’s three ZBs that won’t carry a retro livery at Sandown.

BJR unveiled its Bob Jane-inspired look for Tim Slade/Ash Walsh last night and is set to take the covers off its Tim Blanchard/Dale Wood entry tonight.

“Our design team and PPG paint booth has been working overtime in the lead up to Sandown as all three cars have rolled out with something special for this event,” said Percat.

“It’s great to have the support of Snapes Project Logistics on board for the event, even with the mix of retro cars on track, this will certainly stand out amongst them.”

BJR has traditionally found Sandown’s bumpy, low-grip surface tough going.

Last year Percat and Jones were 22nd, with Slade/Walsh excluded for a driving time infringement and Blanchard’s entry failing to start after Todd Hazelwood’s Saturday crash.

Percat however heads to Sandown optimistic of a strong PIRTEK Enduro Cup campaign alongside the in-form Jones.

“Macauley has had plenty of time behind the wheel in the last couple of months; including wildcard entries at Darwin and Tailem Bend, his Super2 rounds plus our two test days at Winton,” he said.

“I know Macauley is as comfortable in the car as ever and that really helps to build confidence for any co-driver.

“Looking at his recent results, Macauley has been fast, even out-qualifying some of the top drivers at Tailem Bend.

“I believe we can be a really strong combination this year and it would be a fantastic result to get BJR their first Sandown podium on Sunday.”

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