Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Jack Le Brocq won at Sydney Motorsport Park last year. Photo: Mark Horsburgh

Matt Stone Racing has confirmed that it has signed Jack Le Brocq to the Repco Supercars Championship 2022.

As first reported by Speedcafe.com, Le Brocq will join the Yatala-based team next year on a multi-year deal.

In what is a brand new line-up, the established Tickford Racing will join the team’s returning Todd Hazelwood – also on a multi-year deal.

Le Brocq joins Matt Stone Racing after two years at Tickford Racing.

The 2016 Dunlop Super2 Series runner-up said he has been encouraged by the progress Matt Stone Racing has made in recent seasons.

“MSRs are racers, sheer,” Le Brocq said.

“The team has made great progress towards the front in the field over the last couple of seasons, so I am very happy to now have the opportunity to join them and contribute to that progression.

“With the team’s capabilities and its competitive machinery across all levels of Supercars, I see no reason why we should not be regular in the top 10 and aim for podiums and better.

“I’ve learned a lot the last two seasons, so I look forward to putting that into practice.

“After two COVID-interrupted seasons, I also look forward to getting some stability back in our races.”

Team owner Matt Stone repeated Le Brocq’s sentiment.

“We’re really excited about Jack coming to MSR in the next few years,” Stone said.

“For us, Jack was the perfect choice. We know how good he is from the many fights we have had with him in the past and we look forward to him contributing to our push to move up the net.

Jack beat people like Anton De Pasquale and Matt Campbell when he won the Australian Formula Ford Championship [in 2012], and he was a tough competitor against us with Todd in Super2. We know his best has not yet come in Supercars. “

The arrival of Le Brocq and Hazelwood comes at the expense of Jake Kostecki, who joins Tickford Racing in 2022, and Zane Goddard, whose plans for next year have not been determined.

Between Le Brocq and Hazelwood, the pair will bring eight years of experience as full-time players in the championship.

“It would be great to add some experience to our line-up,” Stone said.

“Matt Stone Racing is traditionally focused on rookies, and it would be good to have guys in the seats with a few years behind them to take it to the next level in their careers.

“I’m sure they’re both very hungry after taking some solid steps forward, and so is the team.

“We look forward to more stability over the next few years with both drivers on multi-year agreements so we can focus on the entrance to Gen3 and take advantage of the new rules.”

Following announcements earlier this week from Tickford Racing (Cameron Waters), Brad Jones Racing (Bryce Fullwood) and Walkinshaw Andretti United (Nick Percat), there are only two vacancies left on the 2022 network.

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