13 JUN 2018
Fullwood to join Hazelwood for enduros
Bigmate Racing is proud to announce that Bryce Fullwood will accompany Todd Hazelwood as the team's co-driver for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
The announcement was made today at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwinóbeing Fullwood's home city.
Fullwood, who is part of Matt Stone Racing's Dunlop Super2 Series program, said that he's ecstatic about becoming Darwin's first Supercars co-driver and joining Hazelwood for the three endurance Supercars events.
"I am extremely excited to make my debut along side Todd with Bigmate Racing, it will be a big step for me but i'm eager to see how I fair against the competition in Supercars," Fullwood said.
"I have grown up watching Bathurst and it has been my dream to racing in the eventóso to know I'll be starting in the big race this year is huge for me.
"My goal for the three races is to keep the car straight and put in a good performance for Todd and team. If I ensure I hit my marks, dot my I's and cross my T's, I don't see why I can't put in a performance that I'll be pleased with.
"It'll be huge for me and all of my family that has worked so hard to get me this far. This step is one closer to my dream of becoming a full time Supercars driver and i'm going to take it with both hands and give it my all.
"No-one from Darwin has gotten this far and I want to make sure I do everyone proud and hopefully it doesn't stop here."
Hazelwood said that he's excited to see Bryce make his debut in the Championship and added that Bryce will play a crucial part in his 2018 season.
"It's great to have Bryce in the car for this year's enduro season, I am very confident he will be able to do a great job behind the wheel, as his speed and ability to adapt was shown at Winton recently ... I look forward to maximising our results working closely together preparing for Bigmate Racing's maiden enduro campaign," Hazelwood said.
"With Bryce competing in the Super2 Series in a chassis almost identical to mine, I know from my own experience how much this will help his transition and initial performance that will give us every chance of being successful at some of the biggest events of the year.
"With 900 points up for grabs at three events, Bryce will play a super crucial role to my Championship campaign and I cannot wait to see what we will achieve together.
"One of the best aspects of this partnership is that we work together, live in the same house and race under the same team ... it's very rare to have a combination like that and hopefully the two young rookies will be able to create an upset when the enduros start."
Matt Stone shadowed Hazelwood's comments and added that it's fantastic that the team is able to progress their young drivers through MSR's Super2 Series entries.
"I'm really proud to see Bryce step up into the co-driver role alongside Todd, I am confident they will work great with each other during the Sandown, Bathurst and Gold Coast events," Stone said.
"It's great that we can develop young talent through our Super2 program and allow Bryce to step-up internally through the team."
The pairing of Hazelwood and Fullwood will also be one of the younger pairings for the endurance cup, with a combined age of 42.
The PIRETK Enduro Cup will kick off at Sandown International Raceway on 14-16 September.