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Courtney opens up on his future

Former Supercars champion confirms to Speedcafe Newscast podcast that he’s in play for 2024.

23 August 2023

Amid a flurry of driver moves, former Supercars champion James Courtney is now the biggest name without a confirmed seat for next year.

On top of Will Brown’s impending switch to Triple Eight and Jack Le Brocq’s ascension to Erebus Motorsport, changes for David Reynolds, Nick Percat and Richie Stanaway have been confirmed.

Courtney wants to continue in 2024, but he’s told Speedcafe Newscast that while he has options, he doesn’t have a deal yet. Listen here:

With Tickford Racing widely expected to downsize to two cars for Cameron Waters and Thomas Randle, Courtney has been linked to Blanchard Racing Team and Matt Stone Racing.

Matt Stone Racing has emerged as the favourite to throw the 2010 V8 champion a lifeline, replacing Le Brocq.

Despite lean results in recent years, 43-year-old Courtney remains one of Supercars’ most popular and best-known personalities.

He gained a national profile as a contestant on the hit celebrity TV show ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in 2007.

Courtney is still fast, committed and passionate, looking to extend his Supercars career for at least another year before becoming an in-demand enduro co-driver.

Along with driver moves, Speedcafe Newscast reports the latest on the 2024 Supercars calendar.

With a return to NZ at Taupo confirmed, attention turns to the renewal of the Newcastle 500, scheduled to again be the season opener.

Supercars supremo Shane Howard explains why he’s confident the popular street race event will be back.

Also, Triple Eight chief Jamie Whincup confirms there is an enduro drive waiting for NASCAR-bound Shane van Gisbergen – and hints that he tried to get Scott McLaughlin back here as a co-driver!

Speedcafe Newscast has all the wash-up from The Bend SuperSprint and what it  means ahead of next month’s return of the Sandown 500, including more Mustang versus Camaro parity testing.