Declan Fraser scores plumb Andre Heimgartner co-drive
Jaylyn Robotham paired with Bryce Fullwood, Jordan Boys re-signs
13 of 24 co-drivers have now been confirmed
Declan Fraser has been named alongside Andre Heimgartner in a powerhouse enduro combination, with Brad Jones Racing uncovering three of its four line-ups.
Fraser, the 2022 Super2 champion, missed out on a full-time drive for 2024 after Tickford Racing downsized to two cars.
BJR has moved quickly to sign the services of the gun Queenslander, with Fraser replacing Dale Wood in Heimgartner’s #8 R&J Batteries Camaro.
The Albury squad has also confirmed Jaylyn Robotham will join the team, with the young Victorian to race with Bryce Fullwood.
Robotham, who has two Bathurst starts to his name, replaces Dean Fiore in Fullwood’s #14 Middy’s Electrical.
The signing of 23-year-old Fraser and 21-year-old Robotham, as well as the retention of 26-year-old Jordan Boys alongside Macauley Jones in the #96 Pizza Hut Camaro, marks a key shift towards youth for BJR.
“First of all — welcome to BJR Declan and Jay, we’re pretty excited to have them on board for Sandown and Bathurst,” team owner Jones said.
“Getting them in the car today is also very important, making sure they’re comfortable and getting them settled in their working relationship with Bryce, Andre and their engineer nice and early.
“We’ll be able to have a very solid foundation heading into the enduro races later this year.
“Watching both Declan and Jay in action last year, they put in some impressive performances when they were behind the wheel.
“Keeping Jordan and Macca together is also natural, they’ve been friends since childhood and what they’ve been able to build over the last two years as driving partners is exactly what you’d look for.
"The way they’re able to push each other and work between sessions to get the best out of the car, it provides an exciting opportunity for them in 2024."
Fraser, Robotham and Boys will all get seat time at Wednesday's pre-season test day at Winton Motor Raceway.
"I’m really excited to join BJR," Fraser said.
"I've seen the results that Andre got throughout last year and I really think we're going to have a great opportunity to go to Bathurst and Sandown and really put on a show and hopefully get a podium.
"Really looking forward to the first test day. The whole crew is such an inviting crew and I just can't wait to get started."
Robotham added: "Excited to be joining Bryce and the BJR family. I've known Bryce for a few years now and I'm looking forward to getting out to Sandown and Bathurst with him.
"Jumping into the car to test will be great today and it's going to be a good year with the team.”
Boys said: "I’m excited to be joining my mate Macca for another enduro campaign and can’t wait to get to work to build off of our 2023 and have a strong 2024."
BJR will reveal Jaxon Evans' co-driver for the #12 SCT Logistics Camaro in due course.
The Penrite Oil Sandown 500 will be held on September 20-22, before the Repco Bathurst 1000 on October 10-13. The new season will commence on February 23-25 at the Thrifty Bathurst 500.