Supercars: WAU confirms Bathurst driver pairings

Defending Bathurst winners Walkinshaw Andretti United has confirmed its pairings for October’s Great Race.

Star recruit Fabian Coulthard will race with Chaz Mostert, who won last year’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

Long-time WAU co-driver Warren Luff, meanwhile, will race with Nick Percat.

Both Coulthard and Luff have frequented WAU garages at race events in 2022.

Some 10 weeks out from the race, WAU has finally allocated its two cars with co-drivers.

Mostert and Coulthard as arguably the race favorites, given last year’s form and Coulthard’s experience.

WAU drivers for Bathurst – Warren Luff, Nick Percat, Chaz Mostert and Fabian Coulthard

“I’m really excited to be teaming up with Chaz in the Mobil 1 Optus Racing No. 25 this year, we are working really well together,” Coulthard said.

“Being close to the team inside the garage has been awesome, I felt right at home from that start.

“It’s been great spending time at the track and seeing how everyone works operationally; it all helps with just the one enduro this season.

“We will have one final test day before we head to Bathurst which will be important.

“I’m really excited to see what we can achieve at The Mountain in October that’s for sure.”

Luff returns with WAU for a ninth straight season, and has stood on the Bathurst podium six times.

“It’s fantastic to be alongside Nick this year in the Mobil 1 NTI Racing No. 2,” Luff said.

“It’s been great working with him so far this year, I think we are very similar in terms of what we would like out of the car, so it’s all been really smooth.

“I’ve spent a lot of time inside the garage this year which has been great, and something that wasn’t as easy the last few years, so that definitely helps as well.

“Bathurst preparations will start to ramp up soon, I’m looking forward to getting back in the car for our final test day, and then of course getting to Bathurst.”