Brad Jones Racing are set to welcome Zane Goddard to the team, as he steps up to the Dunlop Super2 Series driving the BGD Architects #8 VF Commodore for 2018.
The 18-year-old young gun drove his way to a successful state and national karting career, which culminated in representing Australia at the Rotax World Finals in 2014.
Zane furthered his open wheel experience, finishing ninth in the 2015 Formula 4 Championship, before heading to England for the British F4 Championship in 2016. His 2016 campaign was very successful, claiming four wins, eight podiums, two pole positions and Zane was the top points scorer at three of the rounds.
In 2017 Zane competed in one of the world’s toughest junior open wheel categories, the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup Championship which visits world renowned circuits across Europe.
Zane had his first taste of the BJR Super2 Commodore in December when he spent two days with the team at their evaluation and test days. Arriving at the track not knowing quite what to expect, Zane left with a massive appreciation for the power and handling of the Supercars and has been eagerly awaiting the chance to get behind the wheel to race against the upcoming Supercars stars.
Zane added “I’m very excited for the season ahead with BJR. I’m looking forward to the new challenge of jumping from a single seater to the Super2 Commodore and I feel I’m in the perfect team to do that.”
“The two test days I had with the team last season were very promising for myself. I felt the environment in the team made it easy to learn over those two days as every time I was out of the car I was told exactly what I needed to improve step by step.”
“Adelaide in just under a month is going to be an interesting weekend. The team and I will have 100 percent focus on the opening round as we will all be hoping to get the season off to a flying start.”
Zane will join the Super2 teams’ pre-season test day at Winton early next week before making his Super2 Series debut at the Adelaide 500.
Published: 07 February 2018.