PremiAir Racing has confirmed the signing of Tim Slade for the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.
Slade will move from the Blanchard Racing Team to PremiAir Racing, which last week confirmed the departure of Chris Pither. With Slade heading to PremiAir Racing, Todd Hazelwood will replace him at the Blanchard Racing Team in 2023.
“Tim’s talent at the wheel of a Supercar is well established, and his attitude and approach to his racing and being part of a team is something which has helped make our decision to welcome him aboard an easy one,” said PremiAir Racing team principal Matt Cook.
“We are confident that Tim will fit into our team perfectly as we look to up our game even further for our second season in the Supercars championship. We are assured Tim will bring home success as part of PremiAir Racing in 2023.”
“I’m excited to be joining Pete and his team at PremiAir Racing. I admire Pete’s passion and drive to succeed and am very much looking forward to contributing and furthering the progress the team has made in year one,” Slade said.
“Whilst I’m excited for what lies ahead, there’s also part of me that is sad to be leaving the Blanchard family and team where I have made some great memories over the past two years. So I would like to say a big thanks to the Blanchards, the team and the wider Cooldrive family.”
PremiAir Racing enters its second Supercars season in 2023 with Slade likely to be teaming with current driver James Golding.
“The 2022 season has been a whirlwind, with everything coming together right before the start of the season and us jumping into the deep end with events straight up,” said team boss Peter Xiberras.
“We are taking the lessons we have learned across the year and working around the clock to ensure we can build the strongest team possible for 2023, and Tim is a big part of that puzzle.
“When it comes to not only his racing talent and experience but also his attitude and how he conducts himself, we are confident that Tim will make an excellent addition to our line-up for 2023, and we can’t wait to see what we can all achieve together.”