Slade set to ride with Kiwi

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT -

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.”

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