Perkins secures full season Super2 deal

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 07/02/2020
  • By Joshua Makhoul

Supercars veteran Jack Perkins will contest the entire 2020 Dunlop Super2 Series as part of a two-pronged Eggleston Motorsport effort.

Perkins teamed up with the Eggleston operation last year from the third round onwards, between his co-driver duties with Walkinshaw Andretti Untied, partnering James Courtney.

He delivered consistent results from there, headlined by a round win at Sandown.

The 33-year-old will work alongside Brodie Kostecki this season, the latter having been announced at Eggleston in December.

With two highly rated drivers in her ranks, team co-owner and manager Rachael Eggleston is confident of a successful season ahead.

“This is our year to get back to the front where we have been in previous years on a consistent basis and having Jack join Brodie is going to give us the best chance to do this,” Eggleston told Supercars.com.

"I would like to think between the line-up that we've got, we have a very good chance at the title this year.

"Jack is like family at EMS and his dedication and hard-working attitude fits in with how we do business.

"He is ‘all hands-on deck’, whether it is working on sponsorship, doing pit tours, getting his hands dirty on the car or fixing stickers. It’s a big team effort.”

Asked of the possibility of running a third car, Eggleston said: “There is definitely an opportunity there that should people get the right budget together, than we can certainly fill the third car at certain events."

Eggleston's 2019 full-time drivers Will Brown and Justin Ruggier have both moved on, the former joining Image Racing and the latter yet to announce his plans.

In 2014, Eggleston won its maiden second-tier title with Paul Dumbrell, who is a two-time winner of the series, his other being in 2002 with Independent Race Cars Australia.

Eggleston believes the experience and car knowledge of both Perkins and Kostecki will serve as a huge benefit for this year.

"I think Jack and Brodie will gel really well together. One of the things they have in common is they're both very mechanically minded,” she said.

"We've always found that having drivers that have got a good mechanical understanding really helps in results and pushing the team forward.

"They understand what they're feeling and when you make a change to the car they understand the mechanical side of it.”

Perkins is a one-time Supercars race winner with extensive experience in both the main game and Super2 classes.

The son of six-time Bathurst winner Larry Perkins, he was runner-up to Andrew Thompson in the 2011 Super2 season.

“I’m absolutely rapt to be back with Eggleston Motorsport this year in Super2," Perkins said.

"Rachael and Ben Eggleston run a great show and I can’t thank them enough for another opportunity to be a part of their team.

“Last year we were able to do four rounds together and we really improved the car speed each event, with a round win at Sandown being a highlight for the whole team.

“This season we can pick up from where we left off at Newcastle and get on with focusing on strong results starting at Adelaide.

“I’m also looking forward to working with Brodie Kostecki and together we will be aiming for top results for the Eggleston team.”

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