BRT turns red for Supercars finale

Todd Hazelwood's new-look #3 Mustang. Pic: Supplied

THE Blanchard Racing Team will deviate from its traditional CoolDrive blue at this weekend’s VAILO Adelaide 500.

Instead, the #3 Mustang will dressed in red with backing from South Australian electronics company REDARC Defence & Space.

The event will be Todd Hazelwood’s last with the team, before BRT starts a new chapter in 2024 as it moves to two cars and a new driver line-up of James Courtney and Aaron Love.

“It’s great to have REDARC once again connect with us for the season finale in Adelaide,” said Tim Blanchard.

Pic: Supplied

“We are particularly proud to partner with another Australian family-operated business that is dedicated to keeping manufacturing and innovation right here in our backyard.

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“Their incredibly impressive manufacturing facility is just down the road from the track in Lonsdale, so we can’t wait to see their entire crew over the weekend.

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“It’s been a big year for everyone involved in the Supercars Championship, and we want to finish the year on a high note.

“Todd is always fired up to put on a good showing on home soil, and we hope with the recent changes to the Ford Mustang, we will be right in the mix in one of the toughest events on the calendar.”

Hazelwood, who is 21st in the championship, has been linked to a possible 2024 co-drive with Erebus Motorsport.

Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.