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Porsche star lands final seat on 2024 Supercars grid

JAXON Evans will join the Repco Supercars Championship full-time next year after agreeing to terms with SCT Logistics.

As pre-empted last week by V8 Sleuth, Evans will replace the retiring Jack Smith in the SCT Motorsport Camaro, which will continue to be run out of the Brad Jones Racing stable.

The 27-year-old has impressed co-driving with Smith in the past two enduro campaigns, which came between his international Porsche commitments.

Evans has been based abroad since winning the 2018 Carrera Cup Australia crown, his achievements thereafter including being Porsche Supercup runner-up in 2021.

He’ll now return to Australia, joining Andre Heimgartner, Bryce Fullwood and Macauley Jones in the BJR line-up.

“Very excited for the opportunity to join the Supercars grid full-time,” said Evans.

“Having started my racing career here, returning to Australia at some stage has always been an aspiration.

“Supercars produces some of the closest and most exciting racing – a massive attraction for any driver here or overseas.

Jaxon Evans. Pic: Supplied

“Of course, a big change in scenery, but an exciting one – I think the challenge of something new is a situation I thrive in, so I can’t wait to get going.

“This opportunity gives me the chance to expand my profile as a complete driver and still engage with the GT and endurance racing I have been doing for the past four years in Europe and the USA.

“I have to extend a massive thank you to SCT Logistics, the Smith family and Andrew Jones for placing their trust in my ability to perform both on and off the track.

“There are many moving parts in the background, so a big thank you as well to my support network here in Australia.”

BJR owner Brad Jones dubbed Evans “one to watch” next year.

“We’re excited to welcome Jaxon full-time to the team in 2024,” said Jones.

“We all know each other quite well and Jaxon has always been a pleasure to work with.

“He has shown potential as a co-driver and has a lot of speed at hand, he’ll be one to watch next year that’s for sure.

“What Jaxon achieved overseas is the envy of most drivers and he’s an amazing asset with his breadth of experience across so many professional categories. He’s a natural fit for us.”

Evans becomes the fifth Kiwi driver confirmed for the 2024 full-time Supercars field, along with Heimgartner, Ryan Wood (Walkinshaw Andretti United), Matt Payne and Richie Stanaway (both Grove Racing).

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