Brad Jones Racing makes engine switch for 2018

Supercars squad Brad Jones Racing will switch to KRE Race Engines for the 2018 season.

The Albury-based squad, which runs a total of seven Holdens across the three tiers of Supercars racing, will bring its eight-year relationship with Noonan Race Engines to an end with the switch to KRE-built V8s for the new year.

KRE, run by Ken McNamara, currently supplies title-winning squad Triple Eight, as well as Tekno Autosport and Team 18.

The change in supplier comes at the same time as BJR shifts to the new ZB Commodore bodyshape for its three main series cars, and a year before Holden teams are expected to move to the twin turbo V6 unit. 

"There are plenty of changes happening for BJR in 2018," said team owner Brad Jones.

"We’ll be rolling out the new ZB Commodore and are pretty excited to have KRE supplying the power plants for them.

"Kenny and the team have a highly-regarded reputation for their engines and we’re excited to have KRE Race Engines powering us into the new season.

“We’re ready to close the door on what has been a really difficult 2017, and with a few new things coming in 2018, we’re looking forward to getting the new season underway and getting back to where we should be as a team.

“Some of our engineers visited the KRE Workshop recently and were very impressed by the facilities there. It was great for them to meet the team and see the work they were doing first hand.”

McNamara added that he's excited to grow his company's customer base.

“It’s great to have the Jones Brothers on board with KRE Race Engines for 2018. It’s another Holden team which we are thrilled to add to our successful customer base.

“We look forward to helping the crew at BJR develop the ZB Commodore package for 2018 alongside our other teams. I believe the Holden teams will be a strong collective group heading into the new Supercar season.

"We’re excited to see what KRE and BJR can achieve together in the new year.”


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Series Supercars
Drivers Tim Slade , Nick Percat , Tim Blanchard
Teams Brad Jones Racing
Article type Breaking news