Jack Perkins will drive alongside James Courtney in the 2024 endurance events for the Blanchard Racing Team.
Perkins announced his departure from Erebus Motorsport earlier in the week before driving a Blanchard Racing Team Ford Mustang at an evaluation day at Winton.
It will be a reunion with Courtney when they team up in the Snowy River Caravans-backed Mustang at Sandown and Bathurst, after driving together at the Holden Racing Team/Walkinshaw Andretti United for five years. That stint included a win on the Gold Coast in 2015 and a podium at Bathurst in 2019.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Blanchard Racing Team and my mate James Courtney in the Snowy River Mustang for the 2024 Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000,” said Perkins.
“I’ve been friends with Tim Blanchard and the Blanchard family since we were both kids racing go-karts together.
“I really like what Tim and John [Blanchard] are putting together with BRT; their expansion to two cars and commitment to Supercars Racing is excellent and I’m hoping to make a small contribution to help drive the family owned team to the front of the grid and onto the podium at the endurance races.
“JC and I have been team-mates before, for five years with great success, winning on the Gold Coast together and standing on the podium at Bathurst with third place back in 2019.
“We remain close friends and would love nothing more than another podium together and to do it with BRT would be very special.”
Team owner Tim Blanchard said: “We are excited to have Jack join us alongside James for the 2024 enduro campaign, as we continue to build Blanchard Racing Team.
“He has a wealth of knowledge that we believe will contribute to helping us push the team forward.”
The Blanchard Racing Team expands to two entries in 2024, with Aaron Love alongside Courtney for the full season.