TRIPLE EIGHT has recruited Broc Feeney on a multi-year deal to drive its second entry for the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship Season, replacing Jamie Whincup.
Broc Feeney will replace the seven-time series champion alongside current Supercars points leader Shane van Gisbergen.
Whincup is retiring from full-time Supercars competition to take over as the squad’s managing director and team principal in place of Roland Dane, who announced in February that he is stepping back from the roles he has held since Triple Eight joined the championship in mid-2003 amid an ownership restructure that saw Tony Quinn buy a majority stake in the team.
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“When Roland told me the news I was in shock,” Feeney said.
“He explained everything to me and basically asked how it sounded – I said it sounded bloody awesome!
“I got out of that meeting and rang my parents straight away. It was such a big relief as we’ve all put in so much effort the last few years, and it’s a day I’ll never forget.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for me to be replacing ‘The GOAT’, Jamie Whincup. It’s so surreal for me at the moment, but I think it will start to kick in at the start of next year.”
Feeney currently races for Triple Eight in the Dunlop Super2 Series, which he leads after the first three rounds, and will make his first ‘main game’ start with the squad at this year’s Repco Bathurst 1000 when he shares a wildcard entry with returning veteran Russell Ingall.
“It’s such a good place for me to be, considering I’m a rookie coming into the Supercars series.
“To have the drivers that I’m surrounded by and the knowledge they have is a great opportunity.
“For the short eight months I’ve been with the team, I’ve learnt so much and I cannot wait to learn more in the next few years.
“My focus at the moment is winning the Super2 championship, and then we’ll set some goals for next year.
“It is hard to have expectations at the moment going into next season, but I just want to have a consistent year and learn as much as I can.
“Everyone says the rookie year is the toughest, but I’m looking forward to having a good and consistent year.”