Kelly: Super2 a major advantage for Nissan

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
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  • 16/02/2017
  • By Lewis Isaacs

Nissan Motorsport team boss Todd Kelly says having a pair of Nissan Altimas in the Dunlop Super2 Series with MW Motorsport will be a major boost for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team.

Jack Le Brocq and Shae Davies will drive the two Altimas in the feeder series, with Le Brocq already confirmed to take part in wildcard races in the main series with the team.

The new arrangement will see the two teams work together and it fulfils a vision Kelly has had to run in the second-tier for some time.

“There’s such a long list of benefits of having Super2 cars that we’ve never been able to take advantage of,” he told Supercars.com.

“We had a go of running a couple of cars in the early stages, but now it’s too big an operation to try and run six cars in the space of four.

“It’s extra mechanics, engineers, drivers, and too big a workload to have an impact on our four cars.

“The arrangement we’ve come up with Matty White is really perfect for us.

“He takes all the work load to run the cars, because it’s his operation at the end of the day.

“We’ve got a really good engineering alliance with him that works both ways.”

Kelly explained the relationship with MW Motorsport will have a major advantage when Le Brocq joins him in car #7 for the Pirtek Enduro Cup.

“Most importantly we’re the same as the other top teams as we’ve got drivers driving identical cars to ours throughout the season and can jump in for the enduros with us, he concluded.

“That’s a massive benefit."

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