PremiAir Racing is pleased to announce that Tim Slade will be joining the team for the 2023 Supercars Championship Season.
The 37-year-old who hails from Adelaide and lives on the Gold Coast – where PremiAir Racing is headquartered – is a two-time race winner, has stood on the podium 17 times, and secured a pair of pole positions, with a finishing rate of 97 percent.
He debuted in the series at the 2009 Adelaide 500, and this weekend at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will notch up his 183rd championship round.
He is currently 11th in the current championship standings in a season which has so far included ten top ten finishes (including two just shy of the podium), and has a best championship finish of fifth.
PremiAir Racing Team Principal, Matt Cook, said he is excited to welcome Tim Slade to the team.
“Tim’s talent at the wheel of a Supercar is well established, and his attitude and approach to his racing and being part of a team is something which has helped make our decision to welcome him aboard an easy one,” Cook said.
“We are confident that Tim will fit into our team perfectly as we look to up our game even further for our second season in the Supercars championship. We are assured Tim will bring home success as part of PremiAir Racing in 2023.”
“I’m excited to be joining Pete and his team at PremiAir Racing. I admire Pete’s passion and drive to succeed and am very much looking forward to contributing and furthering the progress the team has made in year one,” Slade said.
“Whilst I’m excited for what lies ahead, there’s also part of me that is sad to be leaving the Blanchard family and team where I have made some great memories over the past two years. So I would like to say a big thanks to the Blanchards, the team and the wider Cooldrive family.”
PremiAir Racing Team Boss, Peter Xiberras, said the 2023 season is already shaping up as a barnstormer year for the new team.
“The 2022 season has been a whirlwind, with everything coming together right before the start of the season and us jumping into the deep end with events straight up,” Xiberras said.
“We are taking the lessons we have learned across the year and working around the clock to ensure we can build the strongest team possible for 2023, and Tim is a big part of that puzzle.
“When it comes to not only his racing talent and experience but also his attitude and how he conducts himself, we are confident that Tim will make an excellent addition to our line-up for 2023, and we can’t wait to see what we can all achieve together.”
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