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Percat’s new engineer locked in

THE next chapter of Nick Percat’s Supercars career will come in combination with engineer Jack Bellotti at Matt Stone Racing.

The Chevrolet squad has confirmed its race engineering line-up for 2024, with Bellotti to guide race-winning recruit Percat after two years working with predecessor Jack Le Brocq (now at Erebus Motorsport).

On the other side of the garage, Paul Forgie remains with Cameron Hill to build on the Canberran’s rookie 2023 campaign. Oliver Boone has joined as Hill’s new data engineer.

“Engineering-wise, this is the most stable we have been,” MSR owner Matt Stone told V8 Sleuth.

“Obviously Bellotti has been with us for quite some time, and having the other side of the garage starting to grow some continuity as well and as a team growing it, it’s a really good thing.

“We’re actively looking to hire more experienced engineers and mechanics but the group we have is really good; we just want more, to be able to do more.”

For Percat, the Bellotti confirmation is good news, having experienced engineering turnover during his two-year stint at Walkinshaw Andretti United. Prior to that, he’d struck up a successful partnership with Andrew Edwards at Brad Jones Racing.

Jack Bellotti (left). Pic: Supplied/Christian Hartung

Stone also noted the team’s third Gen3 Camaro is progressing and is hoped to be ready to debut in the coming months.

That car, MSR05, is planned to be rolled into the main game mid-season for either Percat or Hill, whose older chassis would be set aside as a spare/wildcard car.

Cameron Crick is the favourite for a potential MSR wildcard program.

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