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Nick Percat inks Matt Stone Racing deal

Nick Percat will move to Matt Stone Racing for the 2024 season after inking a multi-year deal to switch to the Chevrolet squad.

The 34-year-old announced he would leave Walkinshaw Andretti Racing at the conclusion of the 2023 season earlier this month, and will now take the seat being vacated by Jack Le Brocq – who will switch to Erebus Motorsport next year.

Percat will line up alongside Cameron Hill, who re-signed with the team last week.

“I’m really excited to be joining MSR for the 2024 and 2025 Supercars seasons – it’s definitely something that I’m really looking forward to,” Percat said.

“I really like the way Matt runs his team and the family feel and culture he’s got going on there. It only took a few minutes to realise I was keen to join the team when I met with him at the workshop and saw the team for myself.

“It’s really positive and I can’t wait, but also for me personally, it’s cool to be back aligned with the GM family. Obviously it’s a big part of my family’s history and my love of road cars started thanks to Holden, so it’s very cool to be driving back under that banner.

“The results that MSR has achieved with the new Gen3 car have been super impressive. I can definitely see why and how they are so strong now that I’ve got to know Matt and a few guys a bit better.

“I’m looking forward to continuing that, and the team itself is in a really good position to kick some goals over the next few years. Hopefully I’m a big part of that and can help with a bit of experience and we can keep pushing towards the front.”

Having scored a win earlier this season with Le Brocq, team boss Matt Stone said he hoped the addition of Percat to the line-up would lead to further success.

“We are thrilled to have Nick joining the team on a multi-year deal,” he said. “When we were looking for a driver to fill our available seat for 2024, we were looking for someone with proven race-winning experience.

“It’s exciting to sign a driver that has not only achieved race wins multiple times, but also won Bathurst and had such strong consistent championship results in his time at BJR.

“The Bathurst 1000 is a clear goal on the top of MSR’s list. After our maiden race win earlier this year in Darwin, having someone like Nick in the team next year, is another big step up for the team.

“I look forward to the results that we can unlock with Nick, and together with team-mate Cameron Hill will be a strong combination over the next two seasons.”