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BJR investigating braking issues

BRAD Jones Racing will look into a solution for the braking issues its Camaro fleet experienced at the 2023 Supercars season-opener.

As expected, Andre Heimgartner resumed his status as team spearhead with a solid run to fifth and seventh in the two 250km Newcastle races.

Bryce Fullwood also made good progress in the second race, climbing eight spots to 11th, but it was a difficult weekend for Macauley Jones and Jack Smith.

Jones particularly battled under brakes on Sunday, his race having already been dented by a startline collision with Declan Fraser that sparked a red flag stoppage.

“Our race was hurt by the incident at the start but our braking issues certainly didn’t help things,” he said.

“The brakes made our life very difficult in the race.

“We’ll get the #96 back to the workshop and have a look at that and hopefully get on top of it.”

Bryce Fullwood. Pic: Supplied

Comments made by team owner Brad Jones in the post-race Fox Sports broadcast indicate that those issues extended beyond the #96 Pizza Hut Chevrolet.

“We have got a problem where it’s really locking the rears bad so we need to look at that,” he said.

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“We’re trying different things to try to get some temperature into them and it’s not working properly.”

On the Car #8/#14 side of the garage, BJR is level with second-placed Grove Racing on 339 points, 78 shy of Erebus, while Heimgartner holds fifth in the drivers’ championship.

Andre Heimgartner. Pic: Supplied
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