Luff, Perkins keeps their co-driver jobs at WAU

Luff, Perkins keeps their co-driver jobs at WAU
February 15, 2018 | 10:59 am | Author: Steven Wright

Walkinshaw Andretti United will retain their solid endurance drivers Warren Luff and Jack Perkins as the team transition into the new alliance.

The team have confirmed that the veterans continue with Scott Pye and James Courtney respectively, with both drivers set to run laps at the test day tomorrow.

Perkins have raced with the 2010 champion since 2015 when it was the Holden Racing Team, the pair grabbing a Gold Coast victory that year.

Courtney will run as #25 this year, while he waits for a new chassis to debut mid-year.

“There’s a lot of exciting things happening around the place at the moment, including having both Boost Mobile and Mobil 1 as major partners, so it’s a good environment to be in that’s for sure,” Perkins said.

“Running car number 25 this year is also a real privilege, a 25-year partnership between the team and Mobil 1 is an incredible achievement.

“We didn’t have the best luck last year, so I’m looking forward to turning that around in 2018, starting by jumping behind the wheel at the test day, which is always good fun.”

Pye will keep Luff as his co-driver, having finished second at Bathurst last year – in their first year together.

“Working with Scotty last year was really enjoyable, we got along really well, and have very similar styles and feedback, so it’s a great match,” Luff said.

“Bathurst was a fantastic result last year, and one I definitely want to build on.

“There is a lot happening with the team this year, from the new ownership to the ZB Commodore, so it’s great to be back involved and along for the ride.”