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Triple Eight, BJR hold fire on mid-season test

CHEVROLET Supercars squads Triple Eight Race Engineering and Brad Jones Racing have opted to buck the trend by not going mid-season testing just yet.

Nine of the 11 teams are due to have ticked off their second of three allocated test days by the end of tomorrow.

Erebus Motorsport were first to pull the trigger on their penultimate test of 2024, doing so prior to the Taupō Super400 to coincide with Brodie Kostecki’s return.

Walkinshaw Andretti United then crucially snuck in a post-Taupō test at Winton, which they capitalised on to taste victory in the subsequent Perth SuperSprint.

Yesterday, it was Dick Johnson Racing, Matt Stone Racing and PremiAir Racing’s turn at Queensland Raceway (while Triple Eight and BJR completed a wildcard and rookie test respectively).

The cars of Brad Jones Racing rookie Jaxon Evans Super2 young gun Elliott Cleary at Queensland Raceway. Pic: Matthew Paul Photography

Grove Racing and Tickford Racing’s sets of Mustangs are in action today at Winton, as is the Blanchard Racing Team’s Aaron Love for a rookie test.

BRT will return for a full two-car test tomorrow, alongside Team 18.

That just leaves Triple Eight and BJR.

Leading both the drivers’ and teams’ championships, Triple Eight will wait until July 30 to go testing with its pair of Red Bull Ampol Camaros.

BJR meanwhile is yet to lock in a mid-season test date for its full fleet, but has benefitted from the opportunity to utilise QR under rookie test rules.

Round 5 of the Repco Supercars Championship will be the Darwin Triple Crown on June 14-16.

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