Gold Coast, Queensland - Dick Johnson Racing (“DJR”), the longest operating and most successful team in Australian motor racing history, made their first driver announcement for the 2013 V8 Supercar Season.

Up and coming young driver, Tim Blanchard, has been confirmed at DJR for 2013, his first full-time drive in the V8 Supercar Series. Blanchard will steer the first FPR-spec, DJR-built Car of the Future at Sydney Motorsport Park tomorrow.

I’m looking forward to seeing Tim give it a good shakedown tomorrow.

Dick Johnson

Blanchard, V8 Supercar Driver, Dick Johnson Racing, “I’m thrilled to be joining such an iconic team as Dick Johnson Racing. They have already made me feel so welcome and I can’t wait to hit the track for the first time with the team tomorrow, in the Queensland Floods Appeal Falcon.”

Principal and Team Owner, Dick Johnson, “With the engineering package provided to us by FPR, our two Ford Falcons will be competitive as any out there.

I’m looking forward to seeing Tim give it a good shakedown tomorrow. He is an exciting young driver and with him on board, we can start to look to the future of DJR and not get a sore neck by looking back.”

Dick Johnson Racing plan to make further driver and team announcements within the next week.