Reigning Super2 Championship winner Bryce Fullwood will make his debut in the top-tier Supercars Championship at Walkinshaw Andretti United, it has been confirmed.
The 21-year-old Darwin-born Fullwood will, alongside Tickford Racing exile Chaz Mostert, form an all-new driving line-up at WAU which lost the services of James Courtney (Team Sydney by TEKNO) and Scott Pye (Team 18) to rival outfits.
Fullwood has raced in the feeder Super2 series for five years, winning last year’s title with MW Motorsport. He also contested the Pirtek Enduro Cup rounds as a co-driver, with Matt Stone Racing in 2018 and at Kelly Racing in 2019.
“I’m really excited to be joining the Walkinshaw Andretti United family for 2020, and can’t wait to get my rookie year underway,” Fullwood said.
“It’s a dream come true to join the main series, and something I’ve been working towards for a long time.
“From the moment I walked through the doors at WAU I felt at home, and everyone here has been more than welcoming. There’s no doubt there will be a lot to learn this year, but I’ve definitely got the right people around me, you can tell it’s a family here.
Fullwood’s appointment comes just days after the WAU squad confirmed that Mobil 1 had extended its naming rights sponsorship deal with the squad. The 2020 season will mark an incredible 27 years of cooperation between the two parties.
“The loyalty and support Mobil 1 have shown us throughout the entire 27 years is something our team, and my family, are forever thankful for,” said WAU director Ryan Walkinshaw.
“Their product, as the world’s leading synthetic oil is unquestionable, but it’s their loyalty and support that makes them the company they are.
“When people think of our team, they think Mobil 1; it’s an iconic relationship that rivals any in world motorsport, and we all look forward continuing our journey together for 2020 and beyond.”
|2020 Australian Supercars Championship – Predicted Entry List|
|DJR Team Penske||Fabian Coulthard||Scott McLaughlin|
|Triple Eight Race Engineering||Jamie Whincup||Shane van Gisbergen|
|Erebus Motorsport||David Reynolds||Anton de Pasquale|
|Tickford Racing||Cameron Waters||Lee Holdsworth|
|Tickford Racing||Jack Le Brocq|
|23Red Racing (Tickford Racing)||Will Davison|
|Brad Jones Racing||Nick Percat||Todd Hazelwood
|Brad Jones Racing||Jack Smith|
|Tim Blanchard Racing (BJR)||Macauley Jones|
|Kelly Racing||Rick Kelly||Andre Heimgartner|
|Team 18||Mark Winterbottom||Scott Pye|
|Matt Stone Racing||Garry Jacobson||Zane Goddard
|TEKNO / One World||James Courtney||Chris Pither*|
|Walkinshaw Andretti United||Chaz Mostert||Bryce Fullwood|
* To be officially confirmed, but considered highly likely
Images via Walkinshaw Andretti United
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