Brad Jones Racing has announced that Tim Slade will be joining the Albury based squad, driving the Freightliner Racing Commodore in 2016.
Slade, currently at Walkinshaw’s Supercheap Auto Racing will replace DJR Team Penske-bound Fabian Coulthard.
“I’m super excited to join the team next year and really looking forward to it. It is a great opportunity,” said Slade.
“The immediate focus is to finish this year off as strongly as possible and do my best for Supercheap and Walkinshaw Racing. With only the final round left, I want to do the best I can for those guys.”
“I think the Freightliner Racing team will suit me, originally being a country boy from Adelaide, and also having experience with a family team background; working with the guys from SBR. I’m looking forward to being back in that family team environment again.
“The team have been one of the benchmark teams since the introduction of the car of the future and have had some really strong race results, which I want to continue for them in 2016.”
Having made his full time V8 Supercars debut in 2009, and finishing 5th overall in the championship in 2012, Slade remains without a race win, but team owner Brad Jones believes Slade has the ability to deliver results at Brad Jones Racing.
“I am really excited as we feel Tim has untapped potential; which BJR have a history of uncorking with drivers. I think his talent combined with our crew will make for a really great 2016,” said Jones.
“Talking to people who have worked with Tim say he has a great feel for the car set up. His good understanding of the vehicle and knowledge is something we are definitely looking forward to working with.”
“Tim is going to be a great addition to the team, he has all the attributes that we look for in a driver in terms of speed and commitment.”