BRT puts Super2 plans on ice until 2023
Plans for the Blanchard Racing Team to contest the Dunlop Super2 series have been put on hold until at least 2023.
Last year there were suggestions the team might consider joining the Repco Supercars championship feeder series with Taz Douglas.
This came after the 2014 Bathurst 1000 runner-up drove the team’s #3 Ford Mustang he races in the main event at Winton Motor Raceway.
Although Douglas is interested in returning to the Super2 series, the Blanchard Racing team only plans to enter the series with the Ford Mustang.
However, the Gen2 spec Mustang will not be eligible for the Super2 series until 2023 when Gen3 is introduced to the main game.
“We are aiming to expand the team over the next few years,” Tim Blanchard, owner of Blanchard Racing Team, told Speedcafe.com.
“We were looking to move up to Super2 but obviously that uses our current car and that’s somehow no longer possible with the delay to Gen3.
“It was postponed. So yeah, it depends on what we do with the main series.
“Our main goal over the next few years is to move to two cars [in the Supercars Championship] and if the opportunity is not there then we would consider using a Super2 car as a stepping stone.
At a minimum, the team could enter a Ford Mustang next season. He has a second car in his cache, although this car belongs to Phil Munday.
“We own one of the cars and the other belongs to someone else,” Blanchard explained.
“So it depends on what they would like to do with it. We definitely have a car available to us for next year, and I suspect a second will depend on what the owner wants to do with it.
Blanchard himself last competed in the Super2 series in 2021 with Eggleston Motorsport.