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Petronas supports the entry of Wildcard Supercars

Petronas will make his first appearance at Supercars as the main supporter of Perth SuperNight Wildcard's entry into Tim Blanchard.

Blanchard Brad Jones Racing Commodore will compete with the well-known silver and chilling of the Malaysian oil giant, which is similar to that used by the Mercedes in Formula One.

Similarities with the F1 team continue to the race number, Blanchard is set to perform the same # 77 as Valtteri Bottas.

"Petronas obviously has a great passion for motor racing, as shown by their participation with Mercedes in Formula One," Blanchard said.

– I'm excited to be in partnership with them for their first start [Supercars],

"I will work with engineer Paul Skalzo, who for years has been an integral part of the BJR crew, and we have a good crew working on the Petronas Motorsport.

"For all participants, it's business as usual, and everyone is excited to move around the weekend."

Blanchard will work as the fourth BJR weekend entry in Perth, in an attempt to raise valuable miles before Bathurst 1000 later in the season.

The former full-timer, who retired at the end of last season, is expected to partner with Nick Pertra at long-distance races.

Tim Blanchard, Brad Jones

Photograph: Brad Jones

Tim Blanchard, Brad Jones

Photograph: Brad Jones

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