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Supercars veteran Jason Bright returns to his former home of Prodrive Racing (Australia) for the 2017 season to pilot the Mega Bulk Fuels backed number 56 FG X Ford.
With a new team, naming rights partner, car and engineer, 2017 becomes a fresh start for the 43-year-old who is currently the oldest driver in the field.
Bright will work with up-and-coming engineer Sam Potter as he re-acclimatises to the Ford setup, while working under the guidance of the team’s chief engineer Nathaniel Osborne.
A stalwart of the Supercars series, Bright holds experience in a number of different categories in Australia and around the world including Indy and Champ car racing, in a career that spans three decades.
After beginning his career as an avid go-karter Bright made a move to race open-wheelers, a path that would see him claim the 1995 Australian Formula Ford and 1997 Australian Formula Holden Championships and put him in good stead ahead of a move to race in the United States.
After competing with Alan Jones at Sandown and Bathurst in 1997, Bright made his full-time Supercars debut at Symmons Plains in 1998 with Stone Brothers Racing, going on to claim the Bathurst 1000 crown alongside Steven Richards in the same year.
One of Australia’s highest credentialed drivers internationally, Bright has taken part in sportscar racing at some of the world’s most respected tracks including Le Mans, Sebring and the famed Mount Panorama.
Having played an important role at a number of well-known teams including Stone Brothers Racing, the Holden Racing Team, Team Brock/PWR Racing and the team formerly known as Ford Performance Racing, in 2015 Bright became the fourth Supercars driver to reach the milestone of 500 races, and shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.
Amongst other career ventures, in 2005 he established Britek Motorsport and would go on to take the seat in his own team for the 2007 season after departing Ford Performance Racing, before making the move to Brad Jones Racing.
Like teammate Mark Winterbottom, Bright is a fellow winner of the coveted Jason Richards Memorial Trophy, taking home the inaugural prize at the 2013 Auckland SuperSprint.