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BRT launches new era in style at Calder

AN expanded Blanchard Racing Team has taken to Calder Park to spectacularly show off its 2024-spec Gen3 Mustang Supercars.

There is a sense of familiarity about both BRT cars, with the #3 remaining in CoolDrive blue (but now driven by rookie Aaron Love) and James Courtney again carrying Snowy River Caravans branding, as he did last year at Tickford Racing.

“The journey from one car to two is a testament to BRT’s growth and potential,” said team co-principal Tim Blanchard.

“We are incredibly excited about this two-pronged attack in 2024 with our dynamic duo of drivers in James and Aaron, and cannot wait to see what we can achieve together.”

James Courtney and Aaron Love. Pic: Supplied/Race Project

Courtney enters the year looking to maintain his streak of recording at least one podium in every Supercars season since 2006.

“I can’t wait for the season to get started at Bathurst. The teal livery on the Snowy River Caravans Mustang looks absolutely spectacular,” he said.

“The entire team has put in a lot of work during the off-season, and our results will speak for themselves.

“I look forward to working with Aaron this year. He is truly one of the rising stars of the sport, and I am eager to help push him and our team forward.”

Having delivered BRT its first ever race win last year at Mount Panorama in Super2, Love will make his solo main game debut at this month’s Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Aaron Love’s CoolDrive Mustang. Pic: Supplied/Race Project

“I’m thrilled to continue my journey with BRT,” said the 21-year-old.

“The CoolDrive Racing Mustang looks fantastic as usual and I am proud to drive it in 2024.

“The BRT crew had been working around the clock during the off-season and I am confident we will experience success this year.

“I’m excited to drive alongside James, a Supercars champion, and learn from him to further build my knowledge in the sport.”

James Courtney’s #7 BRT Mustang. Pic: Supplied/Race Project

Behind the scenes, BRT has welcomed Kate Harrington as team manager, Mathew Nilsson continues as technical director, and Will Jefford is promoted to crew chief.

Raymond Lau and Aidan Graham will be race and data engineer, respectively, for Courtney, with Chris Fitzgerald and Emma Cliffe working with Love.

Blanchard, who is set to step back from co-driving, hopes collectively they can put on a show for fans.

“The BRT fan community has been absolutely amazing since day one. We consider them as an integral part of our BRT family, and we are continually grateful for their unwavering support,” he said.

“We are committed to further enhancing fan engagement and providing exciting opportunities in 2024 to show our gratitude and appreciation.”

Pic: Supplied/Race Project
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