DJR says Lacroix is staying for 2021

DJR says Lacroix is staying for 2021

Dick Johnson Racing says technical guru Ludo Lacroix will continue working for the team for the 2021 Supercars season.

The high-profile engineer and designer was the subject of much speculation over recent months, with uncertainty over his future should the DJR/Team Penske split go ahead.

There was even talk Lacroix may follow Scott McLaughlin to Penske's IndyCar programme.

However, with the DJR/Team Penske split out in the open and an all-new DJR driver line-up of Will Davison and Anton De Pasquale locked in, it appears Lacroix is staying put – a team spokesperson confirming to that he'll stay in his current role for 2021.

Lacroix made a sensational switch to DJR Team Penske from bitter rivals Triple Eight for the 2017 season, a move that was slammed by T8 boss Roland Dane as "duplicitous" at the time.

He initially worked as McLaughlin's race engineer, before gradually transitioning into a broader technical leadership role, Richard Harris taking over the reins of the #17 entry.

Lacroix was also heavily involved in the design, development and homologation of the controversial Ford Mustang package, along with Ford Performance.

Should he stay with DJR he'll likely have a similar role in the development of the Gen3 Mustang, DJR set to retain the role of Ford's homologation team.

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Series Supercars
Drivers Will Davison , Anton De Pasquale
Teams Dick Johnson Racing
Author Andrew van Leeuwen