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Brad Jones Racing’s co-driver signing spree

BRAD Jones Racing has announced a pair of co-driver recruits to aid its 2024 Sandown 500 and Repco Bathurst 1000 quests.

Having stuck with a familiar ensemble in recent years, BJR has made a splash to secure former Tickford Racing full-timer Declan Fraser.

The 2022 Super2 champion will pair up with Andre Heimgartner in the #8 R&J Batteries Camaro.

“I’m really excited to join BJR. I’ve seen the results that Andre got throughout last year and I really think we’re going to have a great opportunity to go to Bathurst and Sandown and really put on a show and hopefully get a podium,” said Fraser, who has joined the squad for testing today at Winton.

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“Really looking forward to the first test day. The whole crew is such an inviting crew and I just can’t wait to get started.”

Also joining the Albury squad will be Jaylyn Robotham, signed to co-drive the #14 entry on the back of an impressive enduro campaign with Matt Stone Racing.

“Excited to be joining Bryce and the BJR family. I’ve known Bryce for a few years now and I’m looking forward to getting out to Sandown and Bathurst with him,” said the 21-year-old.

“Jumping into the car to test will be great today and It’s going to be a good year with the team.”

Fraser and Robotham both made their Repco Supercars Championship debuts in Great Race wildcards two years ago.

Providing some stability will be Jordan Boys, who joins Macauley Jones for a third successive year.

Veteran incumbents Dale Wood and Dean Fiore miss out, unless they’re given a reprieve in the SCT Logistics entry led by Jaxon Evans, who is yet to have a co-driver allocated.

Team owner Brad Jones said: “First of all, welcome to BJR Declan and Jay, we’re pretty excited to have them onboard for Sandown and Bathurst.

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“Getting them in the car today is also very important, making sure they’re comfortable and getting them settled in their working relationship with Bryce, Andre and their engineer nice and early.

“We’ll be able to have a very solid foundation heading into the enduro races later this year.

“Watching both Declan and Jay in action last year, they put in some impressive performances when they were behind the wheel.

“Keeping Jordan and Macca together is also natural, they’ve been friends since childhood and what they’ve been able to build over the last two years as driving partners is exactly what you’d look for.

“The way they’re able to push each other and work between sessions to get the best out of the car, it provides an exciting opportunity for them in 2024.”

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