Percat a done deal at BJR

Wednesday 26th October, 2016 - 6:00am

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Nick Percat

Nick Percat

Brad Jones Racing has finally confirmed that Nick Percat will join its Albury-based squad in 2017.

The announcement follows yesterday’s confirmation of Jason Bright’s impending departure following seven seasons with the squad.

Percat joins BJR after two largely trying seasons at LDM that have been highlighted by a Clipsal 500 victory and Bathurst podium this year.

A former Walkinshaw protege, the 28-year-old South Australian remains highly rated in the paddock and is expected to shine in BJR’s Holden equipment.

“It will be great to work with the team at BJR,” said Percat.

“They are a respected Holden team and one I’ve wanted to work with for quite a while now.

“I couldn’t be happier with the announcement and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.

“It also means I’ll be working with the two Tim’s again – Slade and Blanchard.

“I was team-mates with Slade in 2014 and Blanchard in 2015 and we worked really well together.

“Plus we’ve been friends for many years, so it’s the perfect fit for me.”

Team owner Brad Jones says that he’s had an eye on Percat for several years.

“I’m really eager to see how Nick goes next year,” he said.

“I’ve been keeping an eye on him over the years and watched his success in Formula Ford and especially the Dunlop Series.

“There is no doubt that Nick has a lot of talent behind the wheel.

“If you look at our team history with unlocking driver talent, I think Nick will be yet another driver we can get to the front.

“He is undeniably fast.”

Bright’s future is currently unclear, although the 43-year-old is known to be working on remaining in the category full-time.

CLICK HERE for more on Bright’s future.

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