Tim Slade announces exit from Brad Jones Racing

Tim Slade has announced his exit from Brad Jones Racing after finishing on the podium for the team in the final Supercars Championship race of 2019 in Newcastle.

“I won’t be at Brad’s so I’m currently unemployed,” said Slade.

Slade has not yet confirmed his plans for 2020 but has indicated a move to GT racing.

“At this stage next year, I have a fair idea of what’s going to happen but when all that stuff is signed off then I’ll obviously be ready to announce it,” said Slade.

The 34-year-old finished 15th overall this season with two podium finishes.

“It has probably been the hardest period in my career,” he said of this year.

“I have thought it has been hard previously when you have one or two weekends that have been tough and nothing makes sense. But you have that long run where you look at the data and it doesn’t feel achievable weekend after weekend after weekend.

“And then all of a sudden it does and you get some good results and can be competitive with your team-mate again. So it has been frustrating but on the other hand my best memories have been with BJR. I have a really, really good relationship with Brad.”