Teenager Zane Goddard will switch from open-wheelers to Supercars this season, tackling the Dunlop Super2 Series with Brad Jones Racing.
Goddard steps into BJR’s Super2 line-up to replace Andrew Jones, who has stepped back from full-time driving after also sitting out the PIRTEK Enduro Cup in 2017.
Macauley Jones and Jack Smith will continue in the three-car squad, which operates alongside the team’s three Virgin Australia Supercars Championship entries.
Goddard, 18, competed in the 2015 Australian Formula 4 Championship before tackling the British F4 season in ’16 and the Formula Renault Eurocup last year.
He tested with BJR at Winton last December and says he’s excited to get the season underway, beginning in Adelaide on March 1-4.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge of jumping from a single seater to the Super2 Commodore and I feel I’m in the perfect team to do that,” he said.
“The two test days I had with the team last season were very promising for myself.
“I felt the environment in the team made it easy to learn over those two days as every time I was out of the car I was told exactly what I needed to improve step by step.
“Adelaide in just under a month is going to be an interesting weekend.
“The team and I will have 100 percent focus on the opening round as we will all be hoping to get the season off to a flying start.”
Backed by BGD Architects, Goddard will be back behind the wheel of the #8 BJR Commodore for testing at Winton next week.
The 2018 Super2 field is expected to feature a host of rookies, including new Tickford signing Thomas Randle and Porsche racer Brenton Grove.