Arguably Supercars’ worst kept secret is out of the bag, with seven-time Supercars Champion and Team Principal of Triple Eight Race Engineering, Jamie ‘JDub’ Whincup confirmed to team up with Broc ‘BFeen’ Feeney in the #88 Chevrolet Camaro for the 2023 Supercars enduro season.
The Boss boasts an impressive Supercars resume, accumulating a record 124 wins, 92 pole positions and 237 podiums from his 555 race starts. He won the Supercars Championship in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2017, before hanging up the keys from full-time driving at the end of the 2021 season. JDub has four Bathurst 1000 wins etched against his name, with his last win coming in 2012.
In their debut year as a pairing at the 2022 Bathurst 1000, Feeney and Whincup recovered to finish the race in fifth place after a lap one incident which saw them fight through the field for the remainder of the race. Feeney made his debut at the Bathurst 1000 in 2020 as a 17-year-old, finishing in the top ten.
The 2023 Supercars enduro season comprises of two events: Sandown 500 on 15-17 September, and Bathurst 1000 on 5-8 October.
Jamie Whincup – Team Principal, Co-driver #88
“I’m stoked the team has decided that I am the best person to co-drive the #88 car alongside Broc for this year’s endurance races.
“There’s no doubt that Broc is becoming a more confident and competitive driver in the series – you just have to look at his results after the first three rounds to prove that, and I couldn’t ask for a more compatible co-driver. He has good morals and a good attitude who knows the definition of hard work, and we’ve enjoyed watching him grow as a driver with the support of a formidable team around him.
“I’m thrilled that Sandown has returned to the enduro calendar this year, allowing us co-drivers to have more time in these Gen3 cars. Having a longer enduro campaign will allow Broc and I, along with Shane (van Gisbergen) and Richie (Stanaway) to work closely together to ensure we’re competitive at both events.”
Broc Feeney – Driver #88
“It’s great to have Jamie back as my co-driver for a second season. It still doesn’t feel real that I’m in this environment at Triple Eight with him, and to be able to co-drive together for another year is awesome.
“He was fantastic last year, and I learnt so much from him. I feel like we’re building a better relationship all the time, and I feel like we can have a really positive enduro campaign this year. Being two events this year makes it even more crucial to have a good co-driver, and I couldn’t have a better person by my side.
“Having only Bathurst as a one-off last year was still great, but now I feel like for two solid months we’re going to be working super closely together to get the best results possible. I think it’s great for the co-drivers as well to have two events which means they’ll get more time in these new cars. It’s going to be key to have someone who’s still fresh out of the seat and still driving a lot, obviously racing in GT’s this year. He’s had a lot of success at both tracks, so I’m really looking forward to our campaign this year.
“Jamie has been super open to me for the past 16 months while I’ve been driver of the #88. He’s really been opening up to me and sharing his racing IP and gave me access to a lot of his work which has been invaluable. The way he goes about his racing has really stood out, and I think it stands out to a lot of people and is certainly a reason for his success. For me, to be the lucky guy to be on the receiving end of that information is awesome.”