Allan Simonsen will co-drive alongside David Wall in the #21 Brad Jones Racing Wilson Security Holden for this year’s endurance races.
Simonsen has been a regular in the V8 Supercars enduros over the last decade and finished third with Greg Murphy in the Bathurst 1000 in 2011, before joining Dick Johnson Racing last season.
The Dane, who this year is competing in the World Endurance Championship, the British GT Championship, the German ADAC GT Championship, Spa, Nurburgring and Le Mans 24 Hours is pleased to have landed his top choice seat and cannot wait to try out the new car.
“BJR was clearly on top of my list of teams to join once my own calendar had fallen into place,” Simonsen said. “It always helps when you know the people within the team and I’m so pleased for them with their current form. It’s nice to see a smaller team beat the bigger ones.
“I’ve raced against David many times during his years in Oz GTs. He is a good racer and one you really like to race against, always fair and on the pace.”
“I can’t wait to drive the new car. I think it will like my way of driving: fast into the Apex. In all areas it’s closer to the cars I drive in Europe and with the current form of BJR it’s exciting times ahead!
“I’m sure when you have done the Enduros for more than ten years as I have, your experience is very valuable and you learn from every team you have been with. I definitely keep the best experiences from each team for my own advantage.”
The team hopes to test with Simonsen before the Sandown 500 in September, schedules permitting.