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Image/BJR protege outlines 2023 plans

JORDAN Boys has declared he and Image Racing will again combine for some sort of competitive Supercars running next season.

After a long stint in Super2 with Terry Wyhoon’s team, Boys this year put all his eggs into the basket of two main game solo wildcard rounds with Image and Erebus Motorsport.

He ultimately ended up outscoring fellow wildcards Zak Best and Jayden Ojeda, with a best of 11th place at Tailem Bend.

The Albury product then carried that momentum into the Repco Bathurst 1000, where he and Macauley Jones took 13th at the end of 161 laps for Brad Jones Racing.

While a Repco Supercars Championship full-time berth is not on the table for now, Boys is eager to repeat what proved a successful 2022 formula.

“I’ll do something with Terry Wyhoon again at Image Racing, I just don’t know what yet because I think teams need to build one (Gen3) car before they can see if they can build an extra one,” he said.

“I’d love to do a wildcard again but if not, I’ll do a round in Super2 or something like that to try to get me ready for enduros.

“I felt like that helped me a lot at Bathurst, I got to come out and in that first practice session I felt pretty sharp straightaway considering I hadn’t done that much in that car.

“I think it did help me a lot. There will only be one obviously with the rules but I would like to try to do a wildcard if I can.”

To that end, it has been said there will a clampdown on Teams Racing Charter regulations which allow for no more than one solo wildcard event per year.

That can be run in addition to endurance events, meaning a wildcard entry could still hypothetically feature thrice next year given the Sandown 500’s return in the lead-up to Bathurst.

In any case, Boys is also interested in persisting with S5000.

He will be in action next month at the Adelaide 500, where the second and final round of the S5000 Tasman Series will unfold.

“That’s what I’d love to do,” he said of racing S5000s in 2023.

“It’s a good amount of laps, they’re actually not totally dissimilar to drive to a Supercar, believe it or not, so for me it is definitely something that I am looking at.

“Obviously you go and grab the money tin and see what falls out but that’s what I would like to do.”

Boys has linked with Garry Rogers Motorsport for the Tasman Series campaign, which in itself could well lead to other opportunities given the team’s diverse portfolio.

“If it’s a race car, I’ll drive it,” the 25-year-old said asked about future GRM opportunities.

“That’s definitely a possibility but nothing that has been talked about… over Christmas time we’ll figure out what our plan of attack is for next year.”

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