Jason Bright working on two-car entry for inaugural season
Former Supercars Championship driver Jason Bright has confirmed that he is working on a two-car entry for the inaugural TCR Australia season.
“I’m very interested in TCR Australia and I’m actively pursuing a deal to compete with a multi-car programme for this year,” said Bright.
“For me, the interest TCR has created with manufacturers around the world and success it has enjoyed is evidence the formula has what it takes to work in Australia.”
Bright, who stopped full-time racing in the Supercars Championship in 2017, is yet to confirm which manufacturers he is talking to.
“There’s a couple of different manufacturers that I’ve been talking to. There is some good interest out there, so I’m really keen to get something locked away for the start of 2019, or worst case, midway through the season,” said Bright.
“It is important to be aligned with a manufacturer, but not essential. The key is to do it with a two-car team as a minimum. From what I’ve found so far, there’s definitely a lot of interest at the car dealer level. The dealers of these types of cars haven’t had a motorsport programme to support. There’s many dealers out there that love motorsport and see this as direct value.”
Information suggests that Bright is going to cooperate with an existing, not yet disclosed, team rather than forming a new team.