JACK Le Brocq will remain in the Repco Supercars Championship in 2022 and beyond after signing a multi-year deal with Matt Stone Racing.
The 29-year-old will join the Gold Coast-based team in place of Jake Kostecki, who announced earlier in October that he will replace Le Brocq at Tickford Racing next year.
“MSR are racers, pure and simple,” said Le Brocq, who this weekend returns to the Sydney Motorsport Park venue at which he scored a Supercars race win in 2020.
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“The team has made great progress toward the front of the field over the past couple of seasons, so I am very pleased to now have the opportunity to join them and contribute to that progression.
“With the team’s capabilities and its competitive machinery across all levels of Supercars, I see no reason why we won’t be regulars in the top 10 and aiming for podiums and better.
“I have learned a lot these past two seasons, so I am looking forward to putting that into practice.
“After two COVID interrupted seasons, I am also looking forward to getting some stability back into our racing.”
Le Brocq’s addition completes MSR’s all-new driver lineup for the 2022 season, with Todd Hazelwood rejoining the team with whom he won the 2017 Super2 Series title.
“It will be good to add a bit of experience into our line-up,” Matt Stone said.
“Jack beat the likes of Anton De Pasquale and Matt Campbell when he won the Australian Formula Ford Championship, and he was a fierce competitor against us with Todd in Super2. We know his best is yet to come in Supercars.
“Matt Stone Racing is traditionally focused on rookies, and it will be good to have guys in the seats with a few years under their belt to take it to the next level in their careers.
“I’m sure they are both very hungry to make some solid steps forward and so is the team.
“We are looking forward to more stability over the next few years with both drivers on multi-year deals so that we can focus on the roll into Gen 3 and capitalising on the new regulations.”
Matt Stone Racing’s announcement leaves just two seats yet to be confirmed on the 2022 grid: one apiece at Grove Racing and Brad Jones Racing.
The former is poised to go to teen Carrera Cup star Matt Payne if he can secure a Superlicence dispensation, while Macauley Jones has expressed a desire to continue in his seat at BJR.