Blanchard Racing Team has confirmed the signing of Todd Hazelwood for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.
Hazelwood will replace Tim Slade in the single-car team running a Ford Mustang, with current Blanchard Racing Team driver Tim Slade set to join PremiAir Racing next season.
“We would like to welcome Todd to BRT for the 2023 season, as we take on the challenge of the Gen3 era,” said team boss Tim Blanchard.
“Todd has established himself in the series over recent years and we are confident that in our environment working alongside Mirko De Rosa, he will be able to fulfil his potential that has been evident to date.
“In 2023 we will enter our third season as a standalone team and continue to build on the foundations we have laid, we are investing in additional infrastructure, assisting Supercars with the Gen3 project, and we are excited to add a Super2 program to the business as an additional tool to develop talent within the team.
“We would like to thank Tim Slade for his contribution to BRT in its foundation years, while it is disappointing we couldn’t reach an agreement for 2023, we wish him all the best for his future.”
Hazelwood is in his second stint with Matt Stone Racing, the team with which he won the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2017, and will drive a Ford for the first time since his first full-time main-game season in 2018.
“I am very proud that I’ll be joining the Blanchard Racing Team in 2023 and I cannot wait to get behind the wheel of the CoolDrive Ford Mustang,” he said.
“The team at BRT has big ambitions for the future and I’m looking forward to the challenge of pushing myself to achieve the goals put in place.
“BRT has an incredibly professional outfit which includes very experienced personnel with strong resources within the automotive industry.
“With all this combined, I have no doubt this will help the team and I achieve our goals in 2023 and beyond.”
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