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Number change for Winterbottom at Bathurst

TEAM 18 has announced a number change on Mark Winterbottom’s Camaro Supercar for this weekend’s season-opening Thrifty Bathurst 500.

Instead of the customary #18, Winterbottom will sport the #100 as a tribute to the centenary celebrations of major backer DeWalt.

“I’m really proud to run the #100 for the season-opener at Bathurst,” said ‘Frosty’.

“It’s obviously a very special occasion for DeWalt – 100 years is a great achievement and DeWalt has supported me now for quite a few years.

“They produce a great product and they only put their name to other great products and I hope that I can deliver on track and do them proud because 100 years is special and for me to represent them and run it is a proud moment.

“Bring on Bathurst, we’re looking for results and hopefully this DeWalt car with 100 on it brings me luck and we get the result.

“I can’t wait to get out there. Testing went well, but it’s also the unknown because you go into Bathurst, it’s always ‘have we done enough? Where are we at? What are our competitors doing?’,

“We don’t know until we hit the track, so there’s a bit of nerves. even after all these years you still get nervous, but we’re in good shape.

“I think we’ve done a great job, we’ve recruited really well, we’ve prepared really well. So we’ll find out when we hit the track. Are we good enough? Time will tell.”

Winterbottom has a new engineer this season in the form of Som Sharma, while David Reynolds has taken over the sister #20 Chevrolet previously driven by Scott Pye.

Mark Winterbottom. Pic: Supplied
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