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BJR to rebuild written-off race winner

BRAD Jones has flagged plans to rebuild his team’s race-winning Holden ZB Commodore.

BJR 012 was driven to a pair of victories at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2020 by Nick Percat, the Albury squad’s only wins since Tim Slade’s Winton sweep four years earlier in a VF.

The #8 R&J Batteries ZB was abruptly sidelined after being involved in a nasty startline shunt last year at The Bend, where an unsighted Andre Heimgartner ploughed into Thomas Randle’s stalled Tickford Racing Castrol Mustang.

Within days, BJR 012 was declared a write-off.

However, speaking in the latest BJR video explainer (watch below), team owner Jones indicated the car – currently stripped back to a bare chassis – has been tabbed to be built back up.

“It has been sitting in the jig for a year now, but ultimately we are going to repair that car and get it back to running,” said Jones.

In addition to running four Gen3 Camaros in the Repco Supercars Championship, BJR fielded Lochie Dalton in Super2 this year.

Dalton drove BJR 010, which was previously the main game ZB Commodore of Percat (2018-19) and Macauley Jones (2020-22).

With Dalton switching to Tickford’s Super2 program next year, BJR is yet to announce a replacement.

Its 2024 Supercars Championship quartet will consist of spearhead Heimgartner, Bryce Fullwood, Jones Jr and recruit Jaxon Evans.

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