Kelly Racing locks in enduro co-driver line-up

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Kelly Racing has retained three of its four co-drivers for the 2012 endurance events, although the team has shuffled them around its stable.

David Russell, Owen Kelly and Tim Blanchard will return for another endurance campaign with the team, with Daniel Gaunt set to join after driving alongside Tim Slade at Stone Brothers Racing last season.

"Three of the four guys have been a part of our team previously and have a good understanding of how everything works," said Todd Kelly.

"Daniel Gaunt is the newest team member however we all know him well and have no doubt he will be on the speed quickly in our cars.

"They are all a great bunch of blokes of not only look forward to the endurance races with them but also the journey prior which will assist us to become a tight knit group which is critical for those races."


Dunlop Series regular Russell will switch from teaming with Todd Kelly last season to join Rick Kelly in the #15 Jack Daniel's Racing entry.

Blanchard, who last season drove alongside David Reynolds in the team's Stratco entry, switches to Jack Daniel's colours alongside Todd Kelly in the #7 entry.

Owen Kelly, who has been a regular with the team over the last few seasons, is set to replace Dick Johnson Racing-bound Allan Simonsen with Greg Murphy in the Pepsi Max Crew entry, while Gaunt will share with Karl Reindler in the Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing entry.

Kelly Racing is the last team to announce its endurance co-driver line-up.

All four of the co-drivers debuted in their respective entries at the Phillip Island endurance co-driver session.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November

 

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Pos

 Driver

 Points

 1

 Scott McLaughlin

3656

 2

 Shane van Gisbergen

3642

 3

 Jamie Whincup 

3175

 4

 Craig Lowndes

3117

 5

 David Reynolds

2918

 6

 Chaz Mostert

2669

 7

 Fabian Coulthard

2450

 8

 Scott Pye

2410

 9

 Rick Kelly

2377

 10

 Nick Percat

2221

 Full points table