Matt Stone Racing will welcome a Bathurst winner to the family next Supercars season, with Nick Percat signing with the team on a multi-year deal.
The 34-year-old South Australian has a formidable record in Supercars, not only winning on debut at Bathurst in 2011, but is also a winner of the Adelaide 500 and holds 14 podiums.
Between 2018 and 2021, Percat finished in the top 10 of the championship four years in a row.
He is set to join MSR at the beginning of next season into 2025, alongside Cameron Hill.
Having desired a race winner for its vacant seat in Car #34, the team has secured a driver that has proven himself of that achievement multiple times.
Percat’s previous success at the Bathurst 1000 bodes well, as the team sets about its collective goal of claiming the top step of the podium at the Great Race and championships.
Both Percat and Hill are Australian Formula Ford champions, building through the ranks of motorsport over their respective careers.
MSR remains one hundred percent focussed on the current Supercars season and ramping up for the enduro campaign which begins with the Sandown 500 this weekend.
“We are thrilled to have Nick joining the team on a multi-year deal. 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.”
“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; 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. Matt’s assembled a great group of guys and girls there that can get the job done. I can’t wait to be a part of a new team and drive a new car for the upcoming seasons.”