Slade set to ride with Kiwi
EX-BRAD Jones Racing driver Tim Slade has been announced as Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin’s co-driver for next year’s endurance events.
Slade will replace Frenchman Alex Premat as McLaughlin’s partner for the 2020 endurance events, just weeks after his four-year stint with BJR came to an end following the Newcastle 500.
Slade signed off his 11-year career as a full-time driver with a podium finish on the streets of Newcastle in the second race of the event on November 24. Premat had been McLaughlin’s co-driver for the past three seasons.
A two-time race winner, Slade said he was looking forward to joining the powerful DJR Team Penske outfit.
“This is the best team in the sport, and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel,” he said.
“Driving for names like (Roger) Penske and (Dick) Johnson is not something I take lightly, and I’m very much looking forward to working with the team next year.”