Anton De Pasquale, Will Davison re-sign with DJR

Dick Johnson Racing has announced that both Anton De Pasquale and Will Davison will continue to race for the team into the 2023 Supercars season.

The new deals were announced just days after it was confirmed that the Ralph family was to take up a majority share in the Ford team and will see De Pasquale will continue to pilot the #11 Ford Mustang and Davison extend his run behind the wheel of the #17.

“We are delighted to announce that Will and Anton will continue driving with the Shell V-Power Racing Team in 2023,” team co-owner Ryan Story said.

“Both drivers have been invaluable additions to our team, and they have been the perfect fit with not only all our staff, but also with our partners, and are loved by all our loyal and passionate supporters. Their on-track results have proved that, and they are a fantastic pairing for our team.”

De Pasquale admitted that it was pleasing to have extended his DJR deal into what will be the first season of the Gen3 era.

“The family culture that Dick and Ryan have created at the team is like no other and I am excited to remain with the Shell V-Power Racing Team,” he said. “It is a great team to work with and for and to have continuity and stability with the team going into next year is excellent, and to have a great team-mate in Will.

“We both want to get more wins and continue to be up the front for the team, our partners, and the fans.”

Davison – who has scored six pole positions, one win and ten podiums this season – said he was delighted to continue with the team.

“I’m very excited to continue driving for the Shell V-Power Racing Team,” he said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to race in the iconic Shell V-Power colours, the legendary #17 and for such an iconic race team in DJR.

“I can’t wait to build on the excellent results we’ve had to date and continue fighting for race wins. I love working with the entire race team, they’re a great group of people and feel like family.”