Jones gets revamped BJR Super2 livery

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 12/02/2018
  • By Mitchell Adam

Brad Jones Racing has unveiled the liveries Macauley Jones and Jack Smith will carry in the 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series.

Jones and Smith stay on for their fourth- and second-full Super2 seasons respectively, as rookie Zane Goddard replaces Andrew Jones at BJR.

Macauley Jones led the way for the Holden squad last year with seventh in the standings and victory in the non-points, 250km race at Bathurst.

PAYCE remains his major backer with a new-look scheme, and the 23-year-old has reiterated his intention to make wildcard Supercars starts again this season.

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“2017 was a big year for Super2 Series drivers with a few of the guys graduating to the main game; which is the most we’ve seen in a while,” Jones said.

“I think it’ll mix things up for 2018, with some new and old drivers returning to grid.

“Everyone including myself will be racing their hardest to get themselves on the top step of the podium.

“I’m more confident going into this season than any other. I feel like I’m moving forward; and achieving my best qualifying and race results in 2017 proved that.

“In 2018 I’ll be looking to step up and take part in the wildcard events again.

“It was such a valuable experience last year. You learn a lot from the qualifying sessions and longer races, the level of competition is intense.

“The extra seat time is great, especially leading up to the endurance season.”

BJR’s three Super2 drivers will take to Winton on Tuesday and Wednesday for a test before the season opener in Adelaide next month.

Smith finished 21st in the 2017 standings, pairing his campaign with a title-winning V8 Touring Car Series effort in an older-generation BJR Commodore.

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He is contesting New Zealand’s BNT V8 Championship over summer, sitting fifth in the points with two events to go.

“We endured our share of highs and lows last year and I’ve managed to take a positive out of every situation,” Smith said.

“I’m looking forward to implementing what I’ve learned into the season ahead.

“The racing in the Super2 Series, the competition was so tight, it was an eye opener for me. I hadn’t experienced racing that close since go-karts.

“Using the year of experience behind the wheel in both series last year will be crucial in maximising my results this year.

“I’d really like to achieve some top 10 results this year and I’ve got all the tools in the shed to achieve that.”

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